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PATRICIA ROY 

First Honorable Mention 

NASHOBA VALLEY 

TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



ANNUAL REPORT 

or the 



Town of Chelmsford 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 

1972 



Prepared by 
Goodway, Inc., Burlington, Mass. 



,3)n <JMemoriam 




BERTRAM T. NEEDHAM 

Died: April 15, 1972 

Member of Civil Defense Committee 1959 — 1972 

Member of Finance Committee 1965 — 1972 

Member of the Fire Fighters Association 



In grateful remembrance of his friendship, his devoted and dedicated 
service to the well being of our town and for his understanding of the 
needs of our community, this tribute is offered by the Officials of the 
Town of Chelmsford, in behalf of the Citizens of the Town. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICIALS 



Charlotte P. DeWolf 
Mary E. St. Hilaire 



Moderator 

Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. 
(Term expires 1975) 

Town Clerk 



Term expired 1972 
Term expires 1975 



Board of Selectmen 



Eugene J. Doody 
Howard E. Humphrey 
Paul C. Hart 

Thomas F. Markham, Jr. 
Gerald J. Lannan 



Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1975 



Charlotte P. DeWolf 
Philip J. McCormack 



Treasurer and Tax Collector 



Term expired 1972 
Term expires 1975 



Claude A. Harvey 
Richard L. Monahan 
Charles A. House 



Board of Assessors 



Tree Warden 

Myles F. Hogan 
(Term expires 1975) 



Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1975 



Edward L. Tyler, Jr. 
Robert A. Finnie, Jr. 
Byron D. Roseman, MD 
Peter Dulchinos 



Board of Health 



Term expired 1972 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1975 



School Committee 



L. James Glinos 
James M. Geary, Jr. 
Martin Ames 
Robert D. Hall 
Jean B. Callahan 



Term expired 1972 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1975 



Nashoba Valley Technical Vocational School District 
Thomas F. Markham, Jr. Term expires 1973 

Eugene E. Keller Term expires 1974 

Thomas A. St. Germain Term expires 1974 

Strator G. Dukakis Term expires 1975 



David P. Ramsay 



Park Commissioners 



Term expires 1973 



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Ralph E. House 
Arthur L. Bennett 



Arne R. Olson 
Frank H. Hardy 
Arthur J. Colmer 



Joseph B. Greenwood 
Kenton P. Wells 
Eustace B. Fiske 



Cemetery Commissioners 



Sinking Fund Commissioners 



Trustees of Public Libraries 



Robert A. Noy 
Roger P. Welch 
Paul F. Jahn 
Jean R. Mansfield 
Elizabeth A. McCarthy 
Thomas C. Thorstensen 



Bradford O. Emerson 
Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 
John Kenney 
Timothy J. Hehir 
Thomas A. Ennis 
Peter J. McHugh, Jr. 
Eugene E. Gilet 
Stephen D. Wojcik 



Matthew J. Doyle, Jr. 
Joseph M. Gutwein 
James J. McKeown 



Planning Board 



Sewer Commissioners 



Chelmsford Housing Authority 



Claude A. Harvey 
Robert L. Hughes 
Ruth K. Delaney 
Richard L. Monahan 
Roger W. Boyd 



Robert C. McManimon 
Henry J. Tucker, Jr. 
Harry J. Ayotte 



Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1975 



Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1975 



Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1975 



Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1975 



Term 
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Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1975 



Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1976 
Term expires 1977 



Constable 

William E. Spence 

(Term expires 1974) 

Varney Playground Commissioners 



Term expires 1973 
Term expires "1.974 
Term expires 1975 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



John J. Balco 
Robert W. Bennett 
Marion Dempsey 
Thomas M. Dougherty 
Robert S. Forsley 



Charter Commission 



D. Richard Lynch 

Mart C. Matthews 

John E. McCormack 

Gerald C. Shea 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICIALS 

Town Accountant 
Arnaud R. Blackadar 
(Term expires 1975) 



Board of Selectmen, Administrative Assistant 



Alfred H. Coburn 
Evelyn M. Haines 



Resigned 8/31/72 
Term expires 1973 



Assistant Assessor 
Evelyn M. Philbrook 

Assistant Town Clerk 
Mildred C. Kershaw 

Assistant Treasurer 
Florence M. Ramsay 

Planning Board Clerk 
Nancy D. Maynard 

Finance Committee 

Bertram T. Needham (Deceased) Term expired 1972 

Walter Lewis Term expires 1975 

Peter J. Curran Term expires 1975 

Ralph Casale Term expires 1973 

Gerald R. Wallace Term expires 1973 

Marvin W. Schenk Term expires 1975 

Richard T. McDermott Term expires 1975 

William W. Edge Term expires 1975 

Superintendent of Streets 

Louis R. Rondeau 

(Term expires 1973) 

Chief of Police 
Robert E. Germann 



Fire Chief 
Frederick H. Reid 



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Town Counsel 

Clement McCarthy 

(Term expires 1973) 

Inspector of Animals 
Dr. Martin A. Gruber 
(Term expires 1973) 

Janitors of Public Buildings 

(Terms expire 1973) 
Ellsworth J. Baldwin Center Town Hall 

Leroy K. Fielding Police Station 

Special Constable 
Joseph D. Nyhan 

Building Inspector 

Peter J. McHugh, Jr. 
(Term expires 1973) 

Cemetery Superintendent 
George E. Baxendale 
(Term expires 1973) 

Dog Officer 

Frank J. Wojtas 
(Term expires 1973) 

Gas Inspector 

Neal C. Stanley 
(Term expires 1973) 

Director of Public Health 

Thomas W. Morris 

(Term expires 1973) 

Board of Health Physician 

Benjamin J. Blechman, MD 
(Term expires 1973) 

Moth Superintendent 

Myles F. Hogan 
(Term expires 1973) 

Plumbing Inspector 
William H. Shedd 

Permanent Intermittent Plumbing Inspector 
Richard M. Kelly 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Anthony C. Ferreira 

Slaughtering Inspector 

Hubert R. Scoble 

(Term expires 1973) 

Veterans' Grave Officer 
George E. Baxendale 
(Term expires 1973) 

Town Forest Committee 

Robert T. Clough 
Bruce S. Gullion 
Martin K. Bovey 

Zoning Appeal Board 

Elizabeth H. Teeven (Resigned 7/25/72) 

S. Robert Monaco 

Robert L. Kydd 

John B. Hickey 

Carol J. diCiero 

Charles J. Higgins 

Velma Munroe (Resigned 10/30/72) 



Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1975 



Term 
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expires 
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1973 
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Alternates 



John H. Kelly 
Marshall J. Arkin 



Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1973 



Veterans' Emergency Fund Committee 



George Archer 
Edward Baron 
Alfred H. Coburn 
Kenneth A. Cooke 



George R. Dixon 



George J. Brown 
George R. Dixon 



Thomas A. Ennis 
John J. Emerson, Jr. 
Donald A. House 
John J. McNulty 

Honor Roll Committee 

(Terms Expire 1973) 
Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 

Civil Defense Committee 
(Terms expire 1973) 
William W. Edge 
Walter R. Hedlund 

Veterans' Agent 

Terrence E. O'Rourke 

(Term expires ) 

Fence Viewers 
(Terms expire 1973) 



Peter J. Saulis 
Gerard A. Vayo 
George F. Waite 
James Walker 



Robert M. Hood 



Robert E. Olson 
Frederick H. Reid 



Reginald Furness 



Richard D. Harper 



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Memorial Day Committee for the Year 1972 
(All terms expire November 1, 1972) 
Representatives from Post 366: 

Timothy F. O'Connor — Manuel F. Sousa 
Manuel G. Garcia — Leo T. Gorman 
Representatives from Post 212: 

William C. Clarke — Donald A. House 



Memorial Day Committee for the Year 1973 
(All terms expire November 1, 1973) 
Representatives from Post 212: 

Harold Woodman — Herman Purcell 
Representatives from Post 313: 

Raymond Dozois — James Fantozzi 
Representatives from Post 366: 

Manuel Sousa — Timothy F. O'Connor 



Personnel Board 

Marvin W. Schenk (Resigned 8/11/7 2) 
Peter R. Vennard 
Peter J. McHugh 
William J. Hardy 

Industrial Development Commission 

Allan D. Davidson 

James M. Harrington 

Harold B. Higgins 

Philip Stratos 

Walter S. Dronzek 

Albert E. Walker (Resigned 12/18/72) 

Forrest E. Dupee 

Richard F. Scott 

James Emanouil 



Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1974 



John Bomal 
James Robinson 
William J. Gilet 
Paul Westwood 
Peter F. McEnaney 



Weighers of Merchandise 
(Terms expire 1973) 
George Noval 
Leo Gendron 
Frederick Simpson 
Ted Magiera 
George Fournier 



Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1973 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1974 
Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1975 



Alfred Ducharme 
Francis J. Sakalinski 
George Ingalls 
Edward Whitworth 
Ovila Sirois 



Conservation Commission 



John J. Balco 
Florence H. Gullion 
Donald A. House 
Robert E. Howe 
John E. McCormack 
Jane S. McKersie 
Lorraine A. Shea 



Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 
Term 



expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 
expires 



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1973 
1973 
1974 
1974 
1975 
1975 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Charles L. Mitsakos 
William R. Murphy 



Home Rule Advisory Committee 
(Terms expire 1973) 
Michael J. Devine 
John J. Griffin 



Gerald Silver 
Robert L. Stallard 



Greater Lowell Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Program 

Rev. James R. Low (Resigned 6/1/72) 

Anne E. Stratos 



Drug Abuse Study Committee 



Michael Barry 

Rev. Paul W. Berube 

Stephen R. Brovender, M.D. 

Donald J. Butler 

Paul J. Royte 



Gregory Center 
Eugene J. Doody 
B. Jay Finnegan 
Robert A. Finnie, 
Anne E. Stratos 



Jr. 



James M. Geary, Jr. 
Norman R. Moray, Jr. 
Thomas Morris 
Lisa Newhouse 



Recreation Commission 
(Terms expire 1973) 
Harry J. Ayotte 
William A. Dempster, Jr. 
James F. Gannon 
Donald J. Cleary (Resigned 5/8/72) 

Director: Edward J. Quinn 



Paul W. Murphy 

Haworth C. Neild 

Ralph B. Nolet, Jr. 

Alfred M. Woods 



Committee to Up-Date Town History 

Frederick Burne Rev. Roland E. Morin 

Julia W. Fogg Florence M. Kelley 

Charles W. Watt, Sr. 



Charles S. Koulas 
Gerald J. Lannan 
Paul MacMillian 



Ration Board 

(Terms expire 1973) 



Civil Defense 

Selectman 

Welfare Department 



Community Action Advisory Committee 



Ruth E. Beliveau 
Rev. Harry A. Foster 
Paul C. Hart 
Henry J. Tucker, Jr. 



(Terms expire 1973) 



H. Francis Wiggin 



Theresa McCaul 

Evelyn McMahon 

Thelma C. Stallard 

Gerard A. Vayo 



Historical Commission 



John C. Alden 
William H. Drury 
Vincent J.R. Kehoe 
George A. Parkhurst 
Robert E. Picken 
Eliot W. Remick 



Term expires 
Term expires 
Term expires 
Term expires 
Term expires 
Term expired 



1973 
1973 
1974 
1975 
1974 
1972 



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Robert C. Spaulding 
Robert J. Wolfgang 



Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1975 



Louise Bishop 
William H. Clarke 
Lillian E. Gould 



Council on Aging 



Otis W. Gould 



George Marchand, Jr. 

Mary K. McAuliffe 

Mary V. Gagnon 



Library Needs Committee 

Thomas C. Thorstensen Thomas A. St. Germain 

Dr. Howard K. Moore Grace W. Pettee 

Elizabeth A. McCarthy 



Committee to Study Memorials for Korean and Vietnam Veterans 

Arthur L. Bennett Joan E. Jones 

Harold F. Campbell Edith M. Marr 

Thelma J. Calawa Joan M. Plummer 

Donald T. Davis Herman L. Purcell, Jr. 

Josephine M. Fisher Carole B. Reid 

Manuel G. Garcia Beverly A. Taylor 

Carolyn B. Temmallo 

Carole A. DeCarolis (Alternate Member) 

Raymond C. Dozois (Alternate Member) 

Crystal Lake Restoration Committee 



Peter Dulchinos 

William W. Edge (Resigned 5/15/72) 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 

Robert R. Gagnon 

Paul C. Hart 

Edward L. Tyler, Jr. 



Town Hall Site Committee 



Arnaud Blackadar 
Gerald J. Lannan 



James S. Kasilowski 

John J. Kenney 

Robert C. McManimon 

Haworth C. Neild 

Edmund Polubinski 



Mary E. St. Hilaire 
Philip J. McCormack 



Police Station Addition Committee 



Robert E. Germann 
Barnard L. George 



Paula D. Blagg 
Diane L. Boisvert 
Nancy L. Bue 
Joanne G. Felbinger 
Janet E. Knight 
David W. Lewis 
Richard E. Codling 



John H. Kelly, Jr. 
Paul V. LaHaise 



Peter McHugh, Jr. 



Anti Litter Committee 



Lois E. Manty 

Eleanor B. Mulvey 

Loraine A. Shea 

Elizabeth A. Twombly 

E. Clinton Vincent 

Virginia M. Wilkins 

Paula A. Hamer 



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Robert E. Olson 
George R. Dixon 



Stratos G. Dukakis 
William R. Murphy 
Peter F. Curran 
Edward H. Hilliard 



Civil Defense 
(Terms Expire 3/1973; 

Charles S. Koulas 



Walter Hedlund 
George J. Brown 



Data Processing Committee 

Malcolm L. Stiefel 

Mary E. St. Hilaire 

Philip J. McCormack 

David J. Rafferty (Resigned) 



Environmental Advisory Council Steering Committee 



Allan S. Douglas 
Irma L. Douglas 
Ina B. Greenblatt 
Priscilla Hinckley 



(Terms Expire 3/1973) 



Ethel N. Kamien 



James K. Rogers 

Clara M. Refson 

Richard B. Codling 

Diane H. Lewis 



Industrial Development Commission 

(Terms Expire 3/1973) 



James M. Harrington 
Richard F. Scott 



Herbert Pitta (Resigned 2/22/72) 
John J. Walsh 



Liquid Waste Disposal Problems 



Richard B. Codling 
Richard Madden 
Mary C. Bradley 
Reginald M. Larkin 



Town Celebration Committee 

(Terms expire 3/1973) 



William F. Fitzpatrick 
Richard O. Lahue, Sr. 
Donald A. House 



Youth Center Study Committee 



Michael Barry 

Carolyn R. Bennett 

Rev. K. Bradfield Campbell 

Donald J. Carignan 

Joseph Dappal 

Eugene J. Doody 



Norman H. Douglas 
Pennryn D. Fitts 
Charles S. Galloway, Jr. 
James A. Healy, Jr. 
Mitchell A. Korbey, Jr. 
Rev. Jerry D. Lee 
Robert D. Hall 



Joseph M. Gutwein 

Peter Dulchinos 

Merrill E. Anderson 

Albert Robitaille 



James K. Gifford 
Raymond Day 
John C. Alden 



Gale A. Mueller 
Robert O 'Regan 
Anne E. Stratos 
Spiro Vrouhas 
Jo Anne Weinert 
Vincent F. Gates 



Preliminary Executive Committee to Plan a Celebration of the 
Revolutionary Bicentennial in Chelmsford in 1975 and 1976 

John C. Alden J. Perry Richardson 

Walter R. Hedlund George A. Parkhurst 

Vincent J.R. Kehoe 



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Committee to Study the Present Dog Leash Law 
William L. Ary Roanne Center 

Elizabeth S. Bartlett Carl Seidel 

Beatrice E. Beaubien Howard D. Woon 

Joseph R. Burns Frank J. Wojtas 

Site Committee for a Fire Station in East Chelmsford 
Myles I. Beers Walter S. McNamara 

Francis J. Bindas Timothy F. O'Connor 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr. Dep. Chief Edward G. Quinn 

John E. Hibbard Chief Frederick H. Reid 

Daniel P. Leahy William E. Spence 

Emergency Employment Act 
Employment Project Director John R. Clark 

Training Coordinator John C. Alden 

Planner for Highway Department 

Stephen K. Grunewald (Resigned 9/8/72) 
Industrial Commission Representative 

Francis J. Doherty (Resigned 9/15/72) 
Map Draftsman for Highway Department 

Thomas W. Fuller (Resigned 6/7/72) 
Purchasing Agent Robert E. Olson 

Administrative Assistant to Drug Abuse Committee Russell W. Kerr, Jr. 
Youth Center Coordinator Harry A. Foster, Jr. 



Representative to the Northern Area Commission 

Gerald J. Lannan 

David T. Kerry (Alternate) 

1975 Celebration Committee in 

Middlesex County 

John C. Alden 

Selectmen's Re-evaluation Study Committee 
Jane S. McKersie Gerald R. Wallace 

Robert P. Sullivan Charles A. House 

Ivan La-Garde Eugene E. Gilet 

J. Paul Bienvenu Edward H. Hilliard 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



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A PAGE OF DEDICATION 

TO HONOR 

ALFRED M. COBURN 
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 

for the 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

In Recognition 

of the dedicated and faithful service to 

THE TOWN OF CHELMSFORD 

and to 

the various BOARDS OF SELECTMEN for a 

period of TWENTY-FIVE YEARS commencing 

June 1st, 1947 

to 

August 31st, 1972 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




Paul C. Hart Howard E. Humphrey 

Thomas F. Markham, Jr. Eugene J. Doody 

Gerald J. Lannan 
Chairman 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



There were forty-eight (48) regular meetings and eight (8) special 
meetings of the Board and the volume of business continues to increase 
year after year due to the passage of additional state laws and Town 
bydaws, which require the Board's attention, and due to the continued 
growth of the Town. 

Records are kept of the volume of business conducted each year, and 
the 1972 records indicate that more than 2,600 persons visited the office, 
more than 2,500 telephone calls were received and more than 3,500 letters 
and messages were prepared to those concerned. 

The work of the Board includes, as the Licensing Authorities, the 
issuance of numerous types of licenses. A total of $20,522.00 in license 
fees and $590.50 in advertising reimbursements were received. The total 
license fees received exceeded the total amount disbursed during 1972 to 
maintain the Selectmen's Department. 

Highlights of the year's activities are included in the following 
paragraphs: 

The Board filed application to the State to participate in the "Topics" 
program. Under Topics (Traffic Operation Program to Increase Capacity 
and Safety) a preliminary study will be made by the State Department of 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 15 



Public Works Engineers for local traffic improvements at no charge to the 
Town. 

Various improvements have been made at the Center Town Hall. The 
Selectmen's Department has been moved to the upstairs area and the 
Town Clerk's office will be moved to a new street-floor location to better 
serve the public. 

The Town passed various new by-laws at the 1972 Annual Town 
Meeting and among these, regulations were adopted to control yard and 
garage sales in residential areas, and to commence a recycling program of 
waste paper. Later, it is expected a Regional Recycling Program will be 
implemented with the City of Lowell and the Raytheon Company. The 
Town Meeting also approved a plan to financially assist the Mental Health 
Association of Greater Lowell, Inc. Town Meeting action also was 
approved to establish a Study Committee for future Town sewer projects. 

A Charter Commission Study was authorized by the voters at the 
1972 Annual Town Election and the report of their recommendations will 
soon be available for all voters to consider. 

New state legislation was passed relating to the restoration of Crystal 
Lake and the engineering study is now underway. 

The Emergency Employment Act Program has continued during 1972 
but in some cases resignations have been received as these employees have 
found employment in private industry. It is possible that the program may 
be gradually phased out in 1973. 

Annual Labor Negotiations continue for the Highway and Fire 
Departments and commenced for the Police Department in 1972. A Labor 
Relations Advisor was not appointed as the Selectmen assumed these 
duties and the appropriation of $2,000.00 was not disbursed. 

The usual volume of business continued and involved such subjects as 
Dog Complaint Hearings, Pole and Conduit Location Hearings, Gasoline 
and Oxygen Storage Location Hearings, and new Street Acceptance 
Hearings. 

At the Annual Town Election, the voters approved the referendum to 
allow Beano games in our Town and in accordance with this approval, the 
Selectmen have approved the qualifications of applicants for such 
amusement in our Town. Final licenses are granted by a State agency. 

The Selectmen also established and appointed members to a Capital 
Planning and Budgeting Committee, an Anti-Litter Committee in conjunc- 
tion with local organizations, and a 1975 Bicentennial Celebration 
Committee. 

The Engineering Department of the County of Middlesex has assisted 
the Selectmen in survey work of Town boundaries, and the placing of 
stone markers, to show the Town line between Westford and Chelmsford, 
in the area of Pine Hill Road and between Lowell and Chelmsford, in the 
area of Stedman Street. 



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New Traffic Regulations were implemented for North Road between 
Route 495 and Route 3, and now heavy trucking is not permitted to travel 
over this road during nighttime hours. 

Various requests have been received for new sidewalk installations, 
and it is hoped that some of this work can be accomplished in 1973. 

The Town has received substantial funds from the Federal Revenue 
Sharing Plan, and the voters will have the opportunity to express their 
wishes as to the future use of these funds at the 1973 Annual Town 
Meeting. The Selectmen have approved the use of these funds as a means 
of reducing the tax rate. 

The Selectmen have been concerned over the possible loss of some 
State Revenues now that the Revaluation of Town property has been 
completed, and the Board placed this subject before the voters during 
1972, to allow them one more opportunity to decide whether the program 
should commence. The voters did, however, approve the Revaluation Plan 
and it was instituted in 1972. 

During July 1972, the Town had the misfortune to be within the path 
of a Tornado which struck parts of Tyngsboro and then left a path of 
destruction through North Chelmsford and through other sections of the 
Town toward Carlisle. The clean-up work placed a severe strain on Town 
employees and equipment. Town officials received much help and 
assistance from State and Federal officials and agencies. Finally, through 
the cooperation of Fedei-al officials, aid was given by units from Fort 
Devens. The assistance given was substantial and we are greatly indebted to 
the Army for this help. Later, the Town held an Army Appreciation Day 
for all those persons who had done so much to aid our Townspeople. 

Information was received during 1972 that the State Welfare 
Department might close our local Welfare office. A consultation was held 
with a State Director to determine if our local office could be retained. We 
are pleased to learn that our Welfare Office at the Center Town Hall will 
remain open. 

The Selectmen have made various personnel changes within the 
department during 1972, and Mrs. Evelyn M. Haines has been appointed 
the new Administrative Assistant. Mrs. Haines has a staff to assist her 
comprised of Mrs. Marion E. McCready, Mrs. Joan E. Jangraw and Miss 
Gail Sterling. 

We now express our sincere appreciation to the Townspeople who 
have placed their trust in us over the past year, and to our staff of 
appointed officials and the many employees of the Town who assist us, as 
well as the other elected officials and their assistants who lend their 
assistance from time to time, so that we can fulfill our service to make 
Chelmsford a better place in which to live. 

Respectfully submitted, 
GERALD J. LANNAN, Chairman 
PAUL C. HART 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
THOMAS F. MARKHAM, JR. 
Board of Selectmen 



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A PAGE OF DEDICATION 

TO HONOR 

CHARLOTTE P. DE WOLF 

TOWN CLERK 

TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR 

for the 

TOWN OF CHELMSFORD 

In Recognition 

of her dedicated and faithful service 

for a period of TWENTY-FIVE YEARS commencing 

July 1st, 1947 

to 

March 6th, 1972 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 
FOR THE YEAR 1972 

Mary E. St. Hilaire, Town Clerk 



LICENSES and VITAL RECORDS 



Sporting 
Licenses 




Dog 

Licenses 


Kennel Marriage 
Licenses Intentions 


Recorded 
Mortgages etc 


1,499 




2,442 


10 289 


933 






Births 


Marriages 


Deaths 




(I 


ncomplete) 
421 


342 


178 



JURORS DRAWN - 1972 



5 


1-10-72 


21 


1-10-72 


44 


1-10-72 


53 


1-10-72 


12 


1-17-72 


16 


1-17-72 


66 


1-17-72 


41 


1-17-72 


43 


1-17-72 


29 


2-7-72 


36 


2-7-72 


39 


2-7-72 


48 


2-7-72 


54 


2-7-72 


61 


2-7-72 


14 


2-29-72 


18 


2-29-72 


31 


2-29-72 


63 


2-29-72 


74 


2-29-72 


75 


2-29-72 


4 


3-2-72 


12 


3-28-72 


15 


3-28-72 


22 


3-28-72 


26 


3-28-72 



42 


3-28-72 


28 


5-1-72 


47 


5-1-72 


3 


5-9-72 


11 


5-11-72 


45 


5-11-72 


2 


5-23-72 


62 


5-23-72 


8 


5-25-72 


10 


5-25-72 


31 


5-31-72 


3 


7-21-72 


71 


7-21-72 


66 


8-1-72 


67 


8-1-72 


53 


8-29-72 


4 


9-29-72 


6 


9-29-72 


52 


9-29-72 


77 


9-29-72 


11 


12-22-72 


14 


12-22-72 


43 


12-22-72 


44 


12-22-72 


49 


12-22-72 



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1971 JURY LIST 



No. 

l. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 
32. 
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34. 
35. 
36. 
37. 
38. 
39. 
40. 
41. 
42. 
43. 
44. 
45. 
46. 
47. 
48. 



Name 



Address 



Bacon, Barbara E., 112 Dunstable Road 

Boegel, Francys M., 24 Algonquin Road 

Burnham, John J., 279 Riverneck Road 

Casey, James R., 20 Fletcher Street 

Childs, Herbert A., 15 Judith Road 

Cicco, Albert J., 6 Longview Drive 

Cisler, Edward T., 32 Rainbow Avenue 

Curran, John C, 7 Bradford Road 

Demers, Joseph, 146 Main Street 

Doole, John T., 33 Sunset Avenue 

Ducharme, Joseph L., 182 Westford Street 

Emerson, George F., 31 Ruthellen Road 

Faires, Jennie N., 11 Berkeley Drive 

Farmer, Daniel E., 3 Lauderdale Road 

Fetzer, Helen S., 7 Drexel Drive 

Fletcher, Edward W., 38 Billerica Road 

Flynn, Thomas F., 140 Warren Avenue 

Fraser, Harold A., 11 Woodlawn Avenue 

Frediani, Olga, 37 Manning Road 

Giroux, Dean D., 17 Empire Street 

Gosselin, Sr., Alfred O., 184 Tyngsboro Road Receiver Packer Shipper 



Occupation 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Truck Driver 

Truck Driver 

Salesman for Greeting Cards 

Graphic Arts Chief 

Production Control Disp. 

Unemployed 

Construction Superintendent 

Financial Analyst 

Carpenter 

Electronic Products 

Housewife 

Eng. Section Head 

Secretary 

Sheet Metal Worker 

Cable Splicer, NETel. 

Retired 

Housewife 

Sr. Customer Engineer 



Def. 



Gran, Deborah M., 96 Richardson Road 
Greig, Louise M., 11 Hornbeam Hill Road 
Herget, Richard M., 215 Mill Road 
Hetu, Raymond L., 7 Sonora Drive 
Jacobs, Andrew J., 32 Glen Avenue 
Kelly, Eleanor M., 145 Concord Road 
Kinzlmaier, George M., 9 Sandra Drive 
Logan, Jr., Douglas, 15 Grace Street 
Marchand, Mildred C, 14 John Street 
Marchildon, Vincent P., 20 Old Stage Road 
Mc Andrew, Richard T., 44 Boston Road 
McCarthy, Mary E., 4 Fern Street 
McClellan, Sharon-Lee, 138 Tyngsboro Road 
McCormick, John J., 13 Anna Street 
McCourt, Robert F., 8 Churchill Road 
McDonough, John E., 210 Groton Road 
Mcllvenna, Anthony P., 10 Garland Road 
McNally, Mary B., 163 Dalton Road 
McSheehy, Theresa D., 14 Edwards Avenue 
Mersereau, Raymond T., 95 High Street 
Michalides, George, 4 Seventh Avenue 
Milan, Peter A., 8 Walnut Road 
Millard, Donald S., 9 Kensington Drive 
Miller, Charles W., 6 Dominic Drive 
Ohla, William R., 27 Whippletree Road 
Organ, Jayne M., 7 Delwood Road 
Parks, Samuel I., 174 Tyngsboro Road 



Clerk, Typist 

Housewife 

Sr. Electrical Engineer 

Accountant 

Custodian 

Electrical Assembler 

Electrical Engineer 

Retired 

Housewife 

Truck Company Owner 

Senior Engineer 

Housewife 

Secretary 

Salesman 

Testman 

Automobile Mechanic 

Mechanical Designer 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Checker, Drafting 

Owner, George's Garage 

Draftsman 

Engineer 

Electrician 

Engineering Manager 

Acct's. Receivable Clerk 

Certified Public Acct. 



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49. 
50. 
51. 
52. 
53. 
54. 
55. 
56. 
57. 
58. 
59. 
60. 
61. 
62. 
63. 
64. 
65. 
66. 
67. 
68. 
69. 
70. 
71. 
72. 
73. 
74. 
75. 
76. 



No. 

1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 



Poulin, Erie J., 4 Knob Hill Road 
Plummer, Jr., Earl F., 26 McFarlin Road 
Purdon, Jr., John H., 7 2 Smith Street 
Reiss, Emmy, 11 Meadowbrook Road 
Richard, Normand N., 270 Littleton Road 
Rollins, William, 30 Jordan Road 
Ryan, John J., 14 Dennison Road 
Sargent, Brian J., 8 Marion Street 
Sarkesian, George, 6 Bowl Road 



Manager, Internal Audit 

Tractor Trailer Driver 

Carpet Installation 

Asst. Stock Trader 

Truck Driver 

Unskilled Help 

Technical Sales Representative 

Engineering Associate 

Design Draftsman 



Scannell, Catherine C, 19 Dalton Road Student on College Level 

Scherig, Charlotte M., 21 Arbutus Avenue Secretary 

Scott, Jr., John S., 235 Chelmsford Street Gas Appliance Service Man 

Seaton, John Curtis, 7 Delmore Drive Electronic Eng. Assistant 

Sheehan, Andrew F., 225 Pine Hill Road Machinist 

Smith, James P., 7 Susan Avenue Press Tender 

Stapleton, Ronald J., 10 Rio Grande Drive Design Engineer 



St. Pierre, Homer C, 258 Groton Road 
Stratis, Nicholas A., 71 Randall Road 
Swimm, Bradford L., 29 Amble Road 
Thomas, Parker A., 38 Needham Street 
Thorburn, Brewster A., 26 Carriage Drive 
Tremblay, Leo John, 15 Singlefoot Road 
Turcotte, James T., 8 Claude Road 
Upton, Donald O., 16 Pleasant Street 
Vincent, Clinton F., 11 Fairbanks Road 
Wasgatt, Charles C, 39 Sleigh Road 
Whitmeyer, Ernest N., 3 Purcell Drive 
Withycombe, Edward J., 13 Brook Street 



Machine Operator 

Assoc. Electronics Engineer 

Accountant 

Food Handler 

Svce. & Sales Manager, Parts 

Mgr. Appl. Dept. Sales 

Chemical Salesman 

Truck Driver 

Lithographer 

Insurance Underwriter 

T.V. Production Manager 

Electronic Engineer 



1972 JURY LIST 



Name 



Address 



Avila, Frederick, 8 Buckman Drive 
Barber, David J., 1 Muriel Road 
Bernacki, Henry, 31 Carlisle Street 
Bouisvert, Raymond J., 2 Butthinge Road 
Brigham, Donald H., 11 Bentley Lane 
Brothers, William F., 17 Wilson Street 
Burke, John P., 12 Sycamore Street 
Butler, Marjorie, 11 Douglas Road 
Cady, Alan E., 5 Cortland Drive 
Cahandro, Pamela R., 16 Winslow Road 
Coconis, James, 21 Donna Road 
Cole, Margaret W., 122 Westford Street 
Cook, Edith T., 95 Westford Street 
Crocker, Anne B., 9 Mansur Street 
Dabilis, George, 104 Locke Road 
DeAngelis, Lawrence F., 7 George Street 
Dean, Joyce B., 12 Hall Road 
DiBenedetto, Evelyn M., 14 Scott Drive 
Dinneen, William F., 14 Sylvan Avenue 



Occupation 

Packer 

Superintendent of Golf Course 

Welder 

V.P. of Union Bank 

Design Checker 

Account Manager 

Computer Programmer 

Retired 

V.P. Operations & Treasurer 

Assist. Director 

Budget Analyst 

Housewife 

Hybrid Specialist 

Secretary 

Owner of R.L. Cote Ptg. Corp. 

Salesman 

Work in Bank 

Housewife 

School Teacher (Sub) 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



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24. 
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26. 
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47. 
48. 
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50. 
51. 
52. 
53. 
54. 
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5B. 
57. 
58. 
59. 
60. 
61. 
62. 
63. 
64. 
65. 
66. 
67. 
68. 
69. 
70. 



Donaldson, Barry R., 43 Warren Avenue 
Dubreuil, Marie L., 108 Warren Avenue 
Elden, Claude F., 78 Gorham Street 
Ferreira, John J., 72 Riverneck Road 
Fiske, Frank H., 31 Boston Road 
Freker, II, Albert E., 20 Harold Street 
Gagnon, Kevin J., 17 Arbor Road 
Garnick, Paul H., 6 Lauderdale Road 
Goyette, Robert J., 9 East Sheppard Lane 
Hamlin, Roger H., 191 Robin Hill Road 
Harvey, David G., 30 Concord Road 
Jewell, Jr., Ralph L., 142 Westford Street 
Johnson, Ernest S.J., 162 Proctor Road 
Joyner, Diane, 55 Riverneck Road 
Kelly, Jr., Louis M., 23 Berkeley Drive 
King, Wayne A., 16 South Row Street 
Knight, Curtis C, 15 Stonehill Road 
Lane, Jr., David P., 145 Warren Avenue 
Leary, Harriet C, 51 Manning Road 
Lessard, Ruth E., 38 Smith Street 
Lewis, William J., 12 Longview Drive 
Lombardi, Doris I., 12 Lancaster Avenue 
Lundgren, Phyllis A., 206 Princeton Blvd. 
Mackey, Robert P., 118 Princeton Blvd. 
Marchand, Mary L., 91 Stedman Street 
Masaoy, Selma E., 8 Erlin Road 
Matthews, Thomas G., 47 Swain Road 



Technician 

Housewife 

Bookkeeper 

Ash & Waste 

Tax Supervisor 

Shop Owner 

Plumber 

Manager 

Engineer 

Shipper 

Engineer 

Manager 

Supervisor 

Clerk-typist 

Baker 

Hardware & Lumber 

Technician 

Comptroller 

Retired 

Stitcher 

Director 

Retired 

Secretary 

Representative 

Bookkeeper 

Secretary 

Rehab. Specialist Vet. Adm. 



McDermott, Marjorie A., 10 Abbott Lane 
McKee, Arthur W., 1 University Lane 
Menno, Louis R., 1 Chestnut Hill Road 
Morin, Clarence, 7 Priscilla Avenue 
Murphy, Edward J., 34 Garrison Road 
Murray, George M., 46 Locke Road 
O'Brien, Edward E., 25 Priscilla Avenue 
O'Connor, Thomas J., 6 Gelding Road 
Parker, Lester R., 29 Rainbow Avenue 
Pattison, David H., 15 Oak Knoll Avenue 
Peterson, George J., 11 Bridge Street 
Phelps, Madeline C, 15 Hornbeam Hill Road 
Popolizio, Michael J., 226 Riverneck Road 
Prescott, Robert D., 43 Highland Avenue 
Reedy, Carl F., 356 North Road 
Reilly, Paul H., 6 John Street 
Saliga, Thomas E., 20 Judith Road 
Schuetz, Ralph E., 244 Graniteville Road 
Shanahan, Shirley E., 6 Cove Street 
Shea, Robert V., 213 Concord Road 
Silver, Gerald, 95 Acton Road 
Sims, Dorothy E., 13 Balsam Drive 



Teacher 

Account Manager 

Production Manager 

Garageman 

Custodian 

Mechanic 

Retired 

Engineer 

Assembler 

Welder 

Ambulance Driver 

Clerk of Store 

Paper Cutter 

Grocery Manager 

Unemployed 

Salesman of Cars, etc. 

Owner of Cleaning Co. 

Manager TV station 

Housewife 

Civil Engineer 

Admin, for Social Security Adm. 

Estimator 



Slayton, Barbara J., 50 Pine Hill Road 
Soderman, Donald A., 10 Cliff Road 



Coordinator (Budget) 
Engineer 



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71. St. Germain, Joan C, 17 Wilson Street 

72. Stanley, Carl T., 27 Wright Street 

73. Stumpf, Kenneth D., 56 Old Stage Road 

74. Sullivan, Karen E., 26 Westland Avenue 

75. Swiderski, William J., 39 Abbott Lane 

76. Taylor, Robert, 10 Courtland Drive 

77. Vennard, Thomas H., 48 Washington Street 

78. Weed, John H., 22 Kinsington Drive 

79. Wiggin, Donald F., 175 Mill Road 

80. Wojcik, Mitchell A., 6 Cliff Road 

81. Woods, Jr., William J., 110 Wightman Street 

82. Zuis, John, 30 Ripley Street 



No. 



Secretary 

Lab Technician 

Optical Engineer 

Teacher 

Logistics Support Leader 

Foreman 

Bookbinder 

Nurse ryman 

Research Technician 

Procurement Specialist 

Assembly Inspector 

Maintenance Man 



Name 



SUBSIDIARY JURY LIST 

Address 



Occupation 



1. Baxendale, Pauline E., 215 Graniteville Road Clerk 

2. Brown, Herbert P., 218 Mill Road Truck Shiver & Rigger 

3. Chernis, Robert J., 181 Concord Road Manager of Data Processing 

4. Davis, Charles Wilbur, 222 Princeton Street Custodian 

5. Denike, James Harold, =56 Chelmsford Trailer Park Project Engineer 



6. Feeley, John E., 25 Rack Road 

7. Flanagan, Richard J., 10 Miland Avenue 

8. Harmon, Robert B., 113 Park Road 

9. Kiefer, Walter E., 14 Fenwick Drive 

10. Lambert, Frank J., 318 Billerica Road 

11. Lawrence, Alfred T., 4 Berkshire Road 

12. Leonard, Bertha S., 20 Algonquin Road 

13. Mahoney, Gertrude A., 4 Dennison Road 

14. Mitchell, John J., 17 Bentley Lane 



Mechanical Engineer 

Accountant 

Manager of Bowling Lane 

Electrical Engineer 

Construction Supt. 

Technical Writer 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Manager 



TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is the list of events that have 
been put on record in the TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE. They appear in the 
order in which they happened. 

March 6, 1972 TOWN ELECTION 

March 13, 1972 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

March 21, 1972 Adjourned ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

March 27, 1972 Adjourned ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

March 27, 1972 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

March 27, 1972 .RECESSED ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

April 3, 1972 Adjourned ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

April 10, 1972 Adjourned ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

April 18, 1972 Adjourned ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

April 18, 1972 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

April 18, 1972 . .RECESSED ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

April 25, 1972 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 

June 19, 1972 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

August 7, 1972 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

September 19, 1972 STATE PRIMARY 

November 7, 1972 STATE ELECTION 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 23 

WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

March 6, 1972 and March 13, 1972 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford : 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in their several polling places, viz: 

Precinct 1. McFarlin School — All Purpose Room 

Precinct 2. Auditorium — North School 

Precinct 3. Band Room — Junior High School 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 

Precinct 5. Byam School Cafetorium 

Precinct 6. Cafeteria — Westlands School 

Precinct 7. Auditorium — North School 

Precinct 8. Small Gymnasium — High School 

Precinct 9. Cafeteria — So. Row School 

Precinct 10. Cafeteria — So. Row School 

Precinct 11. Cafeteria — Westlands School 

Precinct 12. Fire House — Old Westford Road 

On Monday, the Sixth day of March, 1972, being the first Monday in 
said month, at 10:00 a.m., for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes for the following officers: 

One Moderator for three years. 

One Selectman for three years. 

One Town Clerk for three years. 

One Treasurer and Tax Collector for three years. 

One Assessor for three years. 

Two Members of the School Committee for three years. 

One Member of Nashoba Valley Technical High School Committee for 
three years. 

One Member of Board of Health for three years. 

One Tree Warden for three years. 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



One Cemetery Commissioner for three years. 
One Park Commissioner for three years. 
One Sinking Fund Commissioner for three years. 
Two Trustees for the Public Library for three years. 
Two Members of the Planning Board for five years. 
One Member of the Planning Board for two years. 
One Sewer Commissioner for three years. 
One Housing Authority Member for five years. 
Nine Charter Commission Members. 

And to vote upon the following questions: 

Question No. 1. Your opinion on an advisory basis only is solicited 
regarding fluoridation. 

Should the Town water supply be fluoridated? 

Yes □ 

No □ 



Question No. 2. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the operation, 
holding or conducting a game commonly called beano? 



Yes 
No 



□ 
□ 



Question No. 3. Shall a commission be elected to frame a charter for the 
Town of Chelmsford? 



Yes 
No 



□ 
□ 



The polls will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and to meet in 
the Chelmsford High School Gymnasium on the following Monday, the 
Thirteenth day of March, 1972, at 7:30 o'clock in the evening, then and 
there to act upon the following articles, viz: 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 31 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
March 13, 1972 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the meeting to order at 
7:45 P.M., recognizing the presence of a quorum. The following tellers 
were appointed: 

Arnaud Blackadar Edward Marshall 

Eugene Crane James Harrington 

Roland Boucher Robert Sullivan 

Selectman Gerald Lannan waived the reading of the sheriff's return of 
the warrant. 

Mr. Lannan read the following tribute to retiring Town Clerk, 
Treasurer-Collector Charlotte P. DeWolf : 

"Ladies and Gentlemen: 

I take this opportunity to call to your attention an event that I believe 
should be recognized by the townspeople, that event being that this will 
probably be the last time that our Town Clerk, Mrs. Charlotte P. DeWolf 
will be officiating at a town meeting in that capacity. 

Mrs. DeWolf has been an employee of the Town since 1947. She was 
elected to the office of Town Clerk in 1956 and has served as Town Clerk 
continuously since that time. I therefore ask this town meeting to accept 
the following resolution: 

'Be It Resolved that the Town of Chelmsford desiring to do honor to 
its Town Clerk, Mrs. Charlotte P. DeWolf, recognizing her long service to 
the Town and her loyalty to her position does vote that this resolution 
wishing her well and good health to enjoy her retirement be entered as a 
part of the proceedings of this town meeting.' " 

ARTICLE 1. To hear reports of Town Officers and Committees; or 
act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Harry Ayotte was elected to the Varney 
Playground commission for three years. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to further amend Section 
24, subtitled, "Job Titles and Standard Rates for Wages and Salaries of the 
Personnel Wage and Salary By-Law", to conform to rates of pay 
negotiated by the Town with certain labor organizations, pursuant to 
General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 178G through 178N, or act in relation 
thereto : 

Recommended, 1972 





ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL: 




1. 


Veteran's Agent 


$ 3,019.00 p.a. 


2. 


Clerk, Senior 


5,980.00 p.a. 


3. 


Clerk 


5,062.00 p.a. 


4. 


Town Accountant 


9,835.00 p.a. 


5. 


Town Clerk 


4,325.00 p.a. 



32 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



6. Treasurer & Tax Collector 

7. Town Counsel 

8. Selectmen's Administrative Assistant 

9. Personnel Board's Recording Clei-k 

10. Board of Registrar's Clerk 

11. Clerk 

12. Planning Board Clerk 

13. Board of Registrar's (3 members) 

B. CONSERVATION AND CEMETERY: 

1. Cemetery Superintendent 

2. Cemetery Foreman 

3. Moth Superintendent 

4. Laborer, Park & Cemetery 

5. Unskilled Laborer 

6. Park Superintendent 

7. Skilled Forest Workman 

8. Cemetery Equipment Operator 

C. CUSTODIAL: 

1. Custodian (Center Hall) 

2. Custodian (Library) 

3. Custodian (Police Department) 

4. Custodian (Fire Department) 

D. LIBRARY: 

1. Librarian (in charge of Libraries) 10,000 

2. Branch Librarian 

3. Senior Assistant Librarian 

4. Junior Assistant Librarian 

5. Clerk 

6. Page 

E. HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT:* 

1. Highway Superintendent 

2. Highway Foreman 

*The remaining classifications in this department are subject to 
collective bargaining. 



6,870.00 


p. a. 


500.00 


p.a. 


8,545.00 


p. a. 


2.56 


hr. 


250.00 


p.a. 


2.56 


hr. 


2.56 


hr. 


275.00 


p.a. ea. 


9,794.00 


p.a. 


3.75 


hr. 


450.00 


p.a. 


3.07 


hr. 


1.90 


hr. 


8,972.00 


p.a. 


2.51 


hr. 


3.62 


hr. 


2.83 


hr. 


2.83 


hr. 


2.83 


hr. 


160.00 


p.a. 


- 11,500 


p.a. 


3.29 


hr. 


2.84 


hr. 


2.44 


hr. 


2.56 


hr. 


1.90 


hr. 


14,242.00 


p.a. 


4.47 


hr. 



F. TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT:* 

1. Chief 

2. Deputy Chief 



14,242.00 p.a. 
12,540.00 p.a. 



*The remaining classifications in this department are subject to 
collective bargaining. 

G. TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT:* 

1. Chief 14,242.00 p.a. 

2. Captain 12,540.00 p.a. 

3. Matron 3.35 hr. 

4. Special Police 3.80 hr. 

5. School Traffic Supervisor 3.08 hr. 

*The remaining classifications in this department are subject to 
collective bargaining. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



33 



H. 


RECREATION: 






1. 


Director 




2,370.00 p. a. 




( Transportation ) 




250.00 p.a. 






Minimum 


Maximum 


2. 


Swimming Director 


80.00 wk. 


100.00 wk. 


3. 


Swimming Instructor 


56.00 wk. 


80.00 wk. 


4. 


Playground Director 


80.00 wk. 


100.00 wk. 


5. 


Playground Supervisor 


45.00 wk. 


66.00 wk. 


6. 


Playground Instructor 


56.00 wk. 


80.00 wk. 


7. 


Sports Instructor 


3.00 hr. 


5.00 hr. 


I. 


MISCELLANEOUS: 






1. 


Animal Inspector 




750.00 p.a. 


2. 


Building Inspector 




2,000.00 p.a. 


3. 


Gas Inspector 




4.00 visit 


4. 


Electric Inspector 




4.00 visit 


5. 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 




1,000.00 p.a. 


6. 


Dog Officer 




99.53 wk. 


7. 


Clock Winder 




100.00 p.a. 



UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Peter McHugh, Chairman of the Personnel 
Board moved that the following wage and salary schedule be adopted for 
the year 1972. 

A. ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL: 

1. Veteran's Agent 

2. Clerk, Senior 

3. Clerk 

4. Town Accountant 

5. Town Clerk 

6. Treasurer & Tax Collector 

7. Town Counsel 

8. Selectmen's Administrative Assistant 

9. Personnel Board's Recording Clerk 

10. Board of Registrar's Clerk 

11. Clerk 
-12. Planning Board Clerk 

13. Board of Registrars (3 members) 

B. CONSERVATION AND CEMETERY: 

1. Cemetery Superintendent 

2. Cemetery Foreman 

3. Moth Superintendent 

4. Laborer, Park & Cemetery 

5. Unskilled Laborer 

6. Park Superintendent 

7. Skilled Forest Workman 

8. Cemetery Equipment Operator 

C. CUSTODIAL: 

1. Custodian (Center Hall) 

2. Custodian (Library) 



3,019.00 


p.a. 


6,180.00 


p.a. 


5,062.00 


p.a. 


9,835.00 


p.a. 


4,325.00 


p.a. 


6,870.00 


p.a. 


500.00 


p.a. 


8,545.00 


p.a. 


2.56 


hr. 


250.00 


p.a. 


2.56 


hr. 


2.56 


hr. 


275.00 


p.a. ea. 


9,794.00 


p.a. 


3.75 


hr. 


450.00 


p.a. 


3.07 


hr. 


1.90 


hr. 


8,972.00 


p.a. 


2.51 


hr. 


3.62 


hr. 


2.83 


hr. 


2.83 


hr. 



34 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



3. 


Custodian (Police Department) 


2.83 


hr. 


4. 


Custodian (Fire Department) 


160.00 


p. a. 


D. 


LIBRARY: 






1. 


Librarian (in Charge of Libraries) 


8,333.00 


p.a. 


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Librarian MLS 

(Master Library Science) 


10,000.00 - 11,500.00 


p.a. 


2. 


Branch Librarian 


3.29 


hr. 


3. 


Senior Assistant Librarian 


2.84 


hr. 


4. 


Junior Assistant Librarian 


2.44 


hr. 


5. 


Clerk 


2.56 


hr. 


6. 


Page 


1.90 


hr. 


E. 


HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: 






1. 


Highway Superintendent 


14,242.00 


p.a. 


2. 


Highway Foreman 


4.47 


hr. 


3. 


Assistant Foreman 


3.91 


hr. 


4. 


Grader Operator 


4.34 


hr. 


5. 


Engineering Equipment Operator 


4.16 


hr. 


6. 


Special Equip. Operator (Cat 1) 


3.61 


hr. 


7. 


Special Equip. Operator (Cat 2) 


3.84 


hr. 


8. 


Heavy Vehicle Operator 


3.47 


hr. 


9. 


Laborer (Ashes & Waste) 


3.33 


hr. 


10. 


Laborer (General) 


3.08 


hr. 


11. 


Laborer (Skilled) 


3.33 


hr. 


12. 


Painting Machine Operator (when 


actually employed) 3.62 


hr. 


13. 


Mechanic 


3.91 


hr. 


14. 


Mechanic (Heavy Equipment) 


4.25 


hr. 


F. 


TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT: 






1. 


Chief 


14,242.00 


p.a. 


2. 


Deputy Chief 


16,435.00 


p.a. 


3. 


Officer 


11,461.80 


p.a. 


4. 


Fire Fighter Regular — Base Pay 


8,662.35 


p.a. 




After 1 year 


9,096.25 


p.a. 




After 2 years 


9,527.92 


p.a. 




After 3 years 


9,961.82 


p.a. 


G. 


TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT: 






1. 


Chief 


14,242.00 


p.a. 


2. 


Captain 


16,435.00 


p.a. 


3. 


Officer 


11,461.00 


p.a. 


4. 


Patrolman — Base Pay 


8,662.35 


p.a. 




After 1 year 


9,096.25 


p.a. 




After 2 years 


9,527.92 


p.a. 




After 3 years 


9,961.82 


p.a. 


5. 


Matron 


3.35 


hr. 


6. 


Special Police 


3.80 


hr. 


■ 7. 


School Traffic Supervisor 


3.08 


hr. 


H. 


RECREATION: 






1. 


Director 


2,370.00 


p.a. 




(Transportation) 


250.00 


p.a. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



35 



2. Swimming Director 

3. Swimming Instructor 

4. Playground Director 

5. Playground Supervisor 

6. Playground Instructor 

7. Sports Instructor 

MISCELLANEOUS: 

1. Animal Inspector 

2. Building Inspector 

3. Gas Inspector 

4. Electric Inspector 

5. Sealer of Weights & Measures 

6. Dog Officer 

7. Clock Winder 



Minimum 


Maximum 


80.00 wk. 


100.00 wk. 


56.00 wk. 


80.00 wk. 


80.00 wk. 


100.00 wk. 


45.00 wk. 


66.00 wk. 


56.00 wk. 


80.00 wk. 


3.00 hr. 


5.00 hr. 




800.00 p.a. 




2,000.00 p.a. 




4.00 visit 




4.00 visit 




1,000.00 p.a. 




99.53 wk. 




100.00 p.a. 



ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate such 
sums of money as may be required to defray Town Charges for the current 
year retroactive to January 1, 1972; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Richard McDermott moved that the Town raise 
and appropriate the following sums of money to defray Town charges for 
the current year retroactive to January 1, 1972. 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

1. Chairman 

2. Board Members 

3. Selectmen Adm. Asst. 

4. Labor Relations Advisor 

5. Clerk (Part time) 



Expenses: 

6. Expenses 

7. Conference Expenses 

8. Outlays 

9. Out of State Expenses 

10. Emergency Employment Act 

Total Selectmen's Department 



Per Annum 
$ 1,500.00 
4,000.00 
8,545.00 
2,000.00 
2,700.00 

$18,745.00 

$ 3,460.00 

1,500.00 

450.00 

250.00 

2,500.00 

$26,905.00 



ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

11. Accountant 

12. Senior Clerk (2) 

13. Additional Clerk Hire 



$ 9,835.00 

12,360.00 

2,065.00 

$24,260.00 



36 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Expenses: 

14. Expenses $ 950.00 

15. Outlays 00.00 

Total Accounting Department $25,210.00 

TREASURER AND COLLECTOR DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

16. Treasurer and Collector $ 7,400.00 

17. Senior Clerk (4) 24,720.00 

18. Clerk 4,600.00 

19. Vacation & Sickness 1,320.00 

$38,040.00 

Expenses: 

20. Stationery and Postage $ 4,400.00 

21. Printing, Advertising & Binding 2,500.00 

22. Bonds 600.00 

23. Expenses 3,300.00 

24. Outlays 200.00 

25. Foreclosing Tax Titles 00.00 

26. Machine Hire 6,240.00 



Total Treasurer and Collector Department $55,280.00 

ASSESSOR'S DEPARTMENT 
Salaries : 

27. Assessor (Full Time) $10,340.00 

28. Board Member 00.00 

29. Board Members (Part Time) 6,225.00 

30. Senior Clerk (3) 18,540.00 

31. Clerk (Part Time) 2,500.00 

$37,605.00 

Expenses: 

32. Office Expenses, Printing & Advertising $ 1,900.00 

33. Transportation 1,000.00 

34. Conference Expenses 300.00 

35. Cutting of Maps and New Plans 400.00 

36. Land Court Fees, Registry Deeds, Plans 900.00 

37. Outlay 500.00 

38. Data Processing (Tax Billing) 3,000.00 

Total Assessor's Department $45,605.00 

TOWN CLERK DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

39. Town Clerk $ 4,325.00 

40. Senior Clerk 6,180.00 

41. Clerk (Part Time) 00.00 

$10,505.00 



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Expenses: 

42. Expenses $ 3,200.00 

43. Board of Appeals — Variance Rec. Fees 50.00 

44. Printing By-Law Books 500.00 

Total Town Clerk Department $14,255.00 

REGISTRARS' DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

45. Registrars (3) $ 825.00 

46. Ass't Registrars: Wages & Mileage 2,000.00 

47. Clerk 250.00 



$ 3,075.00 

Expenses: 

48. Printing: Men-Women Directory $ 1,000.00 

49. Printing: Voters' Lists 00.00 

50. Other Expenses 1,000.00 

51. Data Processing 2,800.00 

Total Registrars' Department $ 7,875.00 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

52. Salaries of Janitors $ 5,890.00 

53. Vacation and Sickness 435.00 



$ 6,325.00 



Expenses : 

54. Fuel, Light & Water $ 5,000.00 

55. Repairs, Equipment & Expenses 5,360.00 

56. Outlays 2,000.00 

Total Public Buildings Department $ 18,685.00 

LAW DEPARTMENT 
Salaries : 

57. Town Counsel $ 500.00 

Expenses: 

58. Prosecution & Defense of Lawsuits $ 8,000.00 
59 Settlement of Claims & Suits 2,000.00 

60. Legal Services 5,000.00 

61. Misc. Exp. Association Dues 200.00 

Total Law Department $ 15,700.00 

PLANNING BOARD 

62. Planning Board -Clerk Hire $ 1,500.00 

63. Planning Board — Expenses 1,000.00 

64. Outlay 00.00 



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65. Planning Board — Consultant 1,000.00 

66. Planning Board — Greater Lowell Planning Fee 8,262.00 

Total Planning Board $ 11,762.00 

MISCELLANEOUS DEPARTMENT 

67. Moderator's Salary $ 150.00 

68. Constable's Salary 110.00 

69. Elections (Wages & Expenses) 16,950.00 

70. Board of Appeals — Clerk Hire 500.00 

7 1 . Board of Appeals — Expenses 1,100.00 

72. Personnel Board 300.00 

73. Finance Committee 170.00 

74. Town Forest Committee 650.00 

75. Conservation Commission 6,250.00 

76. Historical Commission 300.00 

77. Home Rule Advisory Committee 100.00 

78. Town Celebration Committee 1,500.00 

79. Library Needs Committee 00.00 

80. Council on Aging 1,136.00 

81. Elementary School Needs Committee 00.00 

82. School Building Comm. (Clerk) 1,500.00 

83. School Bldg. Comm. (Out-of-State Travel) 00.00 

84. School Building Committee Expenses 500.00 

Total Miscellaneous Department $ 31,216.00 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 


Salaries: 


85. 


Chief 


86. 


Captain 


87. 


Sergeants (6) 


88. 


Patrolmen (34) 


89. 


Special Account 


90. 


Clerk Senior 


91. 


Clerk (Part Time) 


92. 


Custodian 



Expenses: 

93. Auto Maintenance & Repairs 

94. Gasoline 

95. Building Service & Supplies 

96. Communication Service 

97. Uniforms 

98. Chief's Out of State Expense 

99. Other Expense 

100. Outlays 

101. Equipment and Supplies for Men 

102. Education, Out of State 



$ 14,242.00 

16,435.00 

68,791.00 

314,735.00 

115,490.00 

6,180.00 

2,665.00 

2,943.00 

$541,481.00 

$ 9,100.00 

11,000.00 

4,675.00 

6,200.00 

5,850.00 

150.00 
4,000.00 

585.00 
2,500.00 
1,100.00 



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103. Special Out of State 500.00 

104. Regional Tactical Unit School 1,500.00 

Total Police Department $588,641.00 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

105. Chief $ 14,242.00 

106. Deputy Chief 16,435.00 

107. Officers 53,782.00 

108. Regular Firemen (42) 408,432.00 

109. Substitutes 59,049.00 

110. Call Firefighters 00.00 

111. Labor at Fires and Emergencies 13,750.00 

112. Janitors 00.00 

113. Clerk, Senior 6,180.00 

$571,870.00 

Expenses: 

114. Maintenance of Fire Alarm System $ 2,000.00 

115. Fuel, Light, Water and Telephone 8,000.00 

116. Automobile & Radio Repairs and Serv. 5,075.00 

117. Building Repairs & Maintenance 2,750.00 

118. Equipment, Supplies for Men, Stations 4,100.00 

119. Office Expenses 350.00 

120. Outlays 1,125.00 

121. Clothing Allowance 2,400.00 

122. Out of State 400.00 

123. Stabilization Fund (Equipment) 10,000.00 

Total Fire Department $608,070.00 

HYDRANT SERVICE DEPARTMENT 

124. Center District $ 32,320.00 

125. North District 8,080.00 

126. East District 4,300.00 

127. South District 3,680.00 



Total Hydrant Service Department $ 48,380.00 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES 

128. Salary $ 1,000.00 

129. Expenses 50.00 

Total Sealer of Weights & Measures $ 1,050.00 

TREE WARDEN'S DEPARTMENT 

Salaries : 

130. Tree Warden $ 800.00 

131. Fees 4,000.00 

$ 4,800.00 



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Expenses: 

132. Other Expenses $ 6,000.00 

133. Outlay 300.00 

Total Tree Warden's Department $ 11,100.00 

MOTH DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

134. Superintendent $ 450.00 

Expenses: 

135. Expenses $ 2,000.00 

Total Moth Department $ 2,450.00 

DUTCH ELM CONTROL DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

136. Superintendent $ 800.00 

Expenses: 

137. Expenses $ 4,000.00 

Total Dutch Elm Control Department $ 4,800.00 

DOG OFFICER DEPARTMENT 

Salary : 

138. Dog Officer $ 5,195.00 

Total Dog Officer Department $ 5,195.00 

The salary for dog officer was first defeated. Mr. Gerald Lannan 
moved for reconsideration. Reconsideration passed upon hand vote. The 
salary of $5,195.00 was voted. Upon a show of hands the Moderator 
declared motion carried. 

BUILDING INSPECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 

139. Inspector's Salary $ 2,000.00 

140. Inspector's Fees 4,000.00 

141. Inspector's Expenses 400.00 

Total Building Inspector's Department $ 6,400.00 

WIRING INSPECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 

142. Inspector's Fees $ 4,000.00 

143. Expenses 100.00 

Total Wiring Inspector's Department $ 4,100.00 

GAS PIPING & FIXTURES INSPECTOR 

144. Fees $ 2,000.00 

145. Expenses 75.00 

Total Gas Piping & Fixtures Inspector $ 2,075.00 



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ANIMAL INSPECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 

146. Inspector's Salary $ 800.00 

147. Expense 50.00 

Total Animal Inspector's Department $ 850.00 

CIVILIAN DEFENSE DEPARTMENT 

148. Expenses $ 700.00 

149. Outlays 2,550.00 



Total Civilian Defense Department $ 3,250.00 

HEALTH & SANITATION DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

151. Chairman $ 300.00 

152. Board Members 528.00 

153. Director of Public Health 13,500.00 

154. Senior Clerk 6,180.00 

155. Senior School Nurse 00.00 

156. Junior School Nurses 00.00 

157. Slaughtering Inspector 00.00 

158. Plumbing Inspector — Fees & Trans. 4,000.00 

159. Physicians 1,000.00 

160. Vacation and Sickness 1,000.00 

161. Vision, Hearing Testing Program 00.00 

$ 26,508.00 

Expenses: 

162. Quarantine and Contagious Diseases $ 100.00 

163. Testing Immunization 500.00 

164. Care of Premature Children 100.00 

165. Collection of Garbage 00.00 

166. Mosquito Control Study 300.00 

167. Transportation, Directors 900.00 

168. Laboratory Supplies 300.00 

169. Other Expenses 1,300.00 

170. Professional Services 3,000.00 

171. Out of State Expense 250.00 

$ 33,258.00 

LAND FILL 

Salaries $ 26,000.00 

Equipment Operation & Maintenance 8,000.00 

Building Maintenance — Power 1,200.00 

Roadway & Site Maintenance 2,000.00 

Exterminator 700.00 

Miscellaneous 850.00 

$ 38,750.00 

Total Health & Sanitation Department $ 7 2,008.00 



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HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

172. Superintendent 

173. Secretary 

174. Engineer's Fees 

175. Clerk Hire 



Expenses: 

176. Gas & Oil for Equipment 

177. Fuel, Light & Water 

178. Telephone & Office Supplies 

179. Street Signs 

180. Miscellaneous Expenses 

181. Waste Collection 

182. Annual Waste Clean Up Days 

183. Maint. & Repair to Garage 

184. Outlays 

Highways, Bridges & Drainage: 

185. Highway Materials 

186. Misc. Equipment & Small Tools 

187. Stabilization Fund Equipment 

188. Machinery Hire — Other 

189. Labor — Men 

190. Vacation and Sickness 

191. Labor — Overtime 

192. Radio Outlay and Equipment 

193. Radio Repair and Service 

Road Machinery Account: 

194. Repairs 

195. Snow and Ice Removal 

196. Highways, Bridges & Drainage Const. 

197. Chapter 90, Maintenance 

198. Sidewalks 

Total Highway Department 



$ 14,242.00 

6,180.00 

4,500.00 

500.00 

$ 25,422.00 



$ 10,000.00 

4,000.00 

1,700.00 

2,000.00 

1,500.00 

201,000.00 

5,600.00 

750.00 

00.00 

$ 40,000.00 

1,400.00 

10,000.00 

1,000.00 

173,500.00 

25,000.00 

5,000.00 

1,700.00 

540.00 

$ 17,000.00 

180,000.00 

20,000.00 

6,000.00 

7,000.00 

$740,112.00 



STREET LIGHTING 
199. Street Lighting 



$ 43,827.00 



VETERANS' BENEFITS DEPARTMENT 

200. Salary of Veteran's Agent $ 3,019.00 

201. Expenses 225.00 

202. Outlay 200.00 

203. Cash and Material Grants 70,000.00 

Total Veterans' Benefits Department $ 73,444.00 



SEWER COMMISSION DEPARTMENT 

204. Professional Fee 

205. Expenses 



$ 21,000.00 
1,000.00 



Total Sewer Commission Department 



$ 22,000.00 



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After considerable debate Mr. Richard McDermott moved that the 
budget under 204 & 205 be postponed until Articles 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 
42, 43, 43A have been disposed of. 

It was so voted. 

Mr. James Geary moved that the sum of $8,306,023 be raised and 
appropriated for the operation of the Chelmsford Public Schools including 
vocational education, said sum to be reduced by the use of available and 
anticipated federal funds of $204,000 to the sum of $8,101,023. 
(Covering Items 206—234) 

YES 208 
NO 139 

It was so voted. 

Mr. James Geary asked for motion for reconsideration at present time. 

Motion for reconsideration defeated. 

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

235. Librarians $ 10,450.00 

236. Branch Librarian 6,844.00 

237. Asst. Librarians & Library Clerks 54,860.00 

238. Library Aides 2,375.00 

239. Custodian & Security 6,980.00 

240. Vacation and Sickness 2,000.00 

$ 83,509.00 

Expenses: 

241. Repair & Maintenance of Bldgs. $ 1,000.00 

242. Fuel, Light and Water 5,500.00 

243. Books and Periodicals 25,000.00 

244. Other Expenses 5,500.00 

245. Outlays 1,850.00 

$122,359.00 
Less State Aid 11,724.00 

Total Library Department $110,635.00 

PARK DEPARTMENT 

246. Labor $ 9,500.00 

247. Expenses 2,875.00 

248. Outlays 750.00 

249. Recreation Field Maintenance Labor 500.00 

250. Recreation Field Maintenance Expense 350.00 

Total Park Department $ 13,975.00 

VARNEY PLAYGROUND 

251. Labor $ 3,000.00 

252. Expenses 1,765.00 



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253. 


Outlays 






3,500.00 




Total Varney Playground 




$ 


8,265.00 


EDW 


ARDS MEMORIAL BEACH 








254. 


Labor 




$ 


00.00 


255. 


Expenses 






500.00 


256. 


Outlays 

Total Edwards Memorial Beach 




00.00 




$ 


500.00 



UNCLASSIFIED DEPARTMENTS 

257. Town & Finance Committee Reports $ 6,058.00 

258. Workmen's Compensation Claims 50.00 

259. Expenses for Memorial Day 1,500.00 

260. Expenses for Town Clock 500.00 

261. Development & Industrial Commission 1,000.00 

262. Ambulance Service 6,000.00 

263. Veteran Pension Claims 4,073.00 



Total Unclassified Departments $ 19,181.00 

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 

264. Prop., Liab. & All Types of Insurance $104,000.00 

265. Chapter 32B Insurance — Employees 154,000.00 

266. Police Professional Liability 00.00 

Total Insurance Department $258,000.00 

DEBT & INTEREST 
Maturing Debt: 

267. North School Loan $ 20,000.00 

268. High School Loan No. 1 50,000.00 

269. High School Loan No. 2 85,000.00 

270. Highway Garage Loan 5,000.00 

271. Boston Road Elementary School Loan 45,000.00 

272. Addition to High School 40,000.00 

273. Junior High School Loan 110,000.00 

274. Pine Ridge Equipment 00.00 

275. Westland School Loan and 

276. Harrington School Loan (Richardson Rd.) 160,000.00 

277. Byam School Loan (Maple Rd.) 105,000.00 

$ 620,000.00 

Interest: 

278. North School Loan $ 170.00 

279. Center School Loan 00.00 

280. High School Loan No. 1 9,625.00 

281. High School Loan No. 2 17,680.00 

282. Highway Garage Loan 595.00 

283. Anticipation of Revenue and 

Reimbursement Loans 90,000.00 



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284. Boston Road Elementary School Loan 14,963.00 

285. Addition to High School 1,080.00 

286. Junior High School 43,875.00 

287. Pine Ridge Equipment 00.00 

288. Westland School and 

289. Harrington School (Richardson Road) 109,220.00 

290. Byam School (Maple Road) 111,900.00 



Total Debt and Interest $1,019,108.00 

CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

291. Commissioners (3) $ 300.00 

292. Superintendent 9,794.00 

293. General Labor 18,500.00 

294. Special Labor for Lot Owners 700.00 

$ 29,294.00 

Expenses: 

295. Interments $ 3,800.00 

296. Repairs to Equipment 2,000.00 

297. Transportation — Superintendent 300.00 

298. Expenses 6,200.00 

299. Outlays 1,750.00 

300. Town Clerk — Salary 250.00 

301. Town Clerk — Expenses 50.00 

302. Beautification — Perpetual Care Area 00.00 

303. Out of State Expenses 100.00 

304. Restore Forefather's and 

Hart Pond Cemetery 1,000.00 

Total Cemetery Department $ 44,744.00 

RECREATION COMMISSION 

305. Salaries, Directors & Asst. Youth $ 9,153.00 

306. Expenses, Youth 47,119.00 

307. Out of State Expenses 150.00 

308. Outlay 00.00 



Total Recreation Commission $ 56,422.00 

NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 
Total Budget Assessment to Chelmsford $324,838.00 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that the budget be accepted except Items 
204 and 205 for Sewer Commission Department. 

TOTAL BUDGET $12,424,936.00 

It was so voted. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved for adjournment at 10:35 P.M. until 
Monday, March 21, 1972 at 7:30 P.M. in the High School Gymnasium. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN MARY E. ST. HILAIRE 

Moderator Town Clerk 



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ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
March 21, 1972 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin called the adjourned annual Town 
Meeting to order at 7:50 P.M., recognizing the presence of a quorum. 

The following tellers were appointed: 

Arnaud Blackadar James Harrington 

Eugene Crane Edward Judge 

Charles Fairburn Edward Marshall 

Thomas Rivard 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen 
to act as its agent in any suit or suits which may arise during the current 
year; with authority to settle and adjust claims or demands for or against 
the Town; and to employ counsel whenever in their judgment it is 
necessary; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Selectmen to act as its agent in any suit or suits which may 
arise during the current year; with authority to settle and adjust claims or 
demands for or against the Town; and to employ counsel whenever in their 
judgment it is necessary. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Treasurer, 
with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time 
in anticipation of the revenue for the financial year beginning January 1, 
1972 and January 1, 1973, in accordance with the provisions of the 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to renew note or notes as may be 
given for a period of less than one year, in accordance with the provisions 
of General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17, or act in relation thereto. 

Town Treasurer 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Mr. Philip J. McCormack moved that the Town 
vote to authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to 
borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue for the 
financial year beginning January 1, 1972 and January 1, 1973, in 
accordance with the provisions of the General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 
4, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than 
one year, in accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, 
Section 17. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to request the Department 
of Corporations and Taxation, Division of Accounts of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts to make an audit of all accounts in all 
departments in the Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, or act in relation 
thereto. 

Town Treasurer 



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UNDER ARTICLE 6. Mr. Philip McCormack moved that the Town vote 
to request the Department of Corporations and Taxation, Division of 
Accounts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to make an audit of all 
accounts in all departments in the Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 

It was so voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
certain sum of money with which to meet bills for previous years, or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 7. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $3,040.78 with which to meet bills for 
previous years. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of $160,106.54, or some other sum of money to pay the Treasurer of 
Middlesex County Retirement System, the said amount being the Town's 
share of the pension, expense, and military service funds; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $160,106.54 to pay the Treasurer of 
Middlesex County Retirement System, the said amount being the Town's 
share of the pension, expense, and military service funds. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of $25,000 to be used as a Reserve Fund at the discretion of the 
Finance Committee, as provided in General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 6; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Finance Committee 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Mr. Richard McDermott moved that the Town vote 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $25,000 amended to $33,000 to be 
used as a Reserve Fund at the discretion of the Finance Committee, as 
provided in General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 6. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to amend the zoning 
by4aw and its accompanying map as follows: To change from IA (Limited 
Industrial District) and RB (Single Resident District) to CC (Shopping 
Center District) the following parcels of land, situated: 

PARCEL ONE 

Westerly side of Delmore Drive 400' from Manning Road, Northerly 
125' by Delmore Drive Westerly 100. 0l' by East Chelmsford by land now 
or formerly of American Legion, Northerly 150 by East Chelmsford land 
now or formerly of American Legion, Easterly 243.24' by land now or 



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formerly of East Chelmsford, American Legion, Delmore Drive and land 
now or formerly of Chute land now or formerly of Sadler, Northerly by 
three courses: 14.92', 242. 7l', 428.09' to the Lowell-Chelmsford line, 
Westerly at the Lowell-Chelmsford line 266.33 to land of Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, Southerly by land of Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
at Black Brook i-elocation 22.04 , Southwesterly by curved line, the radius 
of 230 to a distance of 148.88 , Commonwealth of Massachusetts 387.13' 
curved line, Southwesterly a radius of 610 , a distance of 219.39' to the 
Lowell-Chelmsford line, Southerly along the Lowell-Chelmsford line 
429.34 , Southeasterly by a curved line a radius of 610 for a distance of 
300.06 . Southeasterly 138.50 to land now or formerly Pestana, North- 
erly 157.45' by land now or formerly of Pestana, Easterly by land now or 
formerly of Pestana 300 to land now or formerly of Barrett, Northeast- 
erly by land now or formerly of Barrett 100 to land now or formerly of 
Anderson, Northerly by land now or formerly of Anderson 100 , 
Northeasterly by land now or formerly of Anderson 100 to a point of 
beginning. Containing 15.97 acres, more or less. 

PARCEL TWO 

Lots 191, 192, 193, and 194 on a plan of land recorded in the North 
Middlesex Registry of Deeds, Book 37, Plan 40, and thus bounded: 

SOUTHWESTERLY by Lot 195 on said plan 258 feet: 

WESTERLY by the land described in Parcel One above, 125.38 

feet: 
NORTHERLY by the town line separating Lowell from 

Chelmsford, as shown on said plan, land supposed 

to belong now or formerly to August and Mary 

Mueller, 274 feet: and 
NORTHEASTERLY by Lot 190 on said plan, 114.60 feet: and 
SOUTHEASTERLY by a street, 187.34 feet. 

Containing 57,842 square feet, more or less, or act in relation thereto. 

Petition 

UNDER ARTICLE 10: Mr. James Geary moved that the Town vote to 
amend the zoning by-law and its accompanying map as follows: To change 
from IA (Limited Industrial District) and RB (Single Resident District) to 
CC (Shopping Center District) the following parcels of land, situated: 

PARCEL ONE 

Westerly side of Delmore Drive 400 from Manning Road, Northerly 
125 by Delmore Drive Westerly 100.01 by East Chelmsford by land now 
or formerly of American Legion, Northerly 150 by East Chelmsford land 
now or formerly of American Legion, Easterly 243.24 by land now or 
formerly of East Chelmsford, American Legion, Delmore Drive and land 
now or formerly of Chute land now or formerly of Sadler, Northerly by 
three courses: 14.92', 242.7 1', 428.09' to the Lowell-Chelmsford line, 
Westerly at the Lowell-Chelmsford line 266.33 to land of Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, Southerly by land of Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
at Black Brook relocation 22.04 , Southwesterly bv curved line, the radius 



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of 230' to a distance of 148.88', Commonwealth of Massachusetts 387.13' 
curved line, Southwesterly a radius of 610', a distance of 219.39' to the 
Lowell-Chelmsford line, Southerly along the Lowell-Chelmsford line 
429.34 , Southeasterly by curved line a radius of 610' for a distance of 
300.06 . Southeasterly 138.50 to land now or formerly Pestana, North- 
erly 157.45 by land now or formerly of Pestana, Easterly by land now or 
formerly of Pestana 300' to land now or formerly of Barrett, Northeasterly 
by land now or formerly of Barrett 100' to land now or formerly of 
Anderson, Northerly by land now or formerly of Anderson 100', 
Northeasterly by land now or formerly of Anderson 100' to a point of 
beginning. Containing 15.97 acres, more or less. 

PARCEL TWO 

Lots 191, 192, 193, 194 on a plan of land recorded in the North 
Middlesex Registry of Deeds, Book 37, Plan 40, and thus bounded: 

SOUTHWESTERLY by Lot 195 on said plan 258 feet: 
WESTERLY by the land described in Parcel One above, 125.38 

feet: 

NORTHERLY by the town line separating Lowell from 

Chelmsford, as shown on said plan, land supposed 
to belong now or formerly to August and Mary 
Mueller, 274 feet: and 

SOUTHEASTERLY by a street, 187.34 feet. 

Containing 57,842 square feet, more or less. 

After considerable discussion the vote on the motion was 

YES 184 

NO 559 failing 2/3 vote required for passage. 

Motion defeated. 

Mr. John Hibbard moved for reconsideration. 

Motion defeated. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to amend the zoning 
by-law and its accompanying map as follows: To change from IA (Limited 
Industrial District) to RB (Single Resident District) the following parcel of 
land, situated: 

Westerly side of Delmore Drive 400 from Manning Road, Northerly 
125' by Delmore Drive, Westerly 100.0l' by East Chelmsford by land now 
or formerly of American Legion, Northerly 150 by East Chelmsford land 
now or formerly of American Legion, Easterly 243.24 by land now or 
formerly of East Chelmsford, American Legion, Delmore Drive and land 
now or formerly of Chute, land now or formerly of Sadler, Northerly by 
three courses: 14.92', 242. 7l', 428.09' to the Lowell-Chelmsford line, 
Westerly at the Lowell-Chelmsford line 266.33' to land of Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, Southerly by land of Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
at Black Brook relocation 22.04', Southwesterly by curved line, the radius 



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of 230 to a distance of 148.88 , Commonwealth of Massachusetts 387.13 
curved line, Southwesterly a radius of 610 , a distance of 219.39 to the 
Lowell-Chelmsford line, Southerly along the Lowell-Chelmsford line 
429.34 , Southeasterly by curved line a radius of 610 for a distance of 
300.06 , Southeasterly 138.50 to land now or formerly of Pestana, 
Northerly 157.45 by land now or formerly of Pestana, Easterly by land 
now or formerly of Pestana 300 to land now or formerly of Barrett, 
Northeasterly by land now or formerly of Barrett 100 to land now or 
formerly of Anderson, Northerly by land now or formerly of Anderson 
100 , Northeasterly by land now or formerly of Anderson 100 to a point 
of beginning. Containing 15.97 acres, more or less, or act in relation 
thereto. 

Petition 

UNDER ARTICLE 11. Mr. Richard P. Delmore moved that the Town 
vote to amend the zoning by-law and its accompanying map as follows: To 
change from IA (Limited Industrial District) to RB (Single Resident 
District) the following parcel of land, situated: 

Westerly side of Delmore Drive 400 from Manning Road, Northerly 
125 by Delmore Drive, Westerly 100.01 by East Chelmsford by land now 
or formerly of American Legion, Northerly 150 by East Chelmsford land 
now or formerly of American Legion, Easterly 243.24 by land now or 
formerly of East Chelmsford, American Legion, Delmore Drive and land 
now or formerly of Chute, land now or formerly of Sadler, Northerly by 
three courses: 14.92', 242. 7l', 428.09' to the Lowell-Chelmsford line, 
Westerly at the Lowell-Chelmsford line 266.33 to land of Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, Southerly by land of Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
at Black Brook relocation 22.04 , Southwesterly by curved line, the radius 
of 230 to a distance of 148.88 , Commonwealth of Massachusetts 387.13 
curved line, Southwesterly a radius of 610 , a distance of 219.39 to the 
Lowell-Chelmsford line, Southerly along the Lowell-Chelmsford line 
429.34 , Southeasterly by curved line a radius of 610 for a distance of 
300.06 , Southeasterly 138.50 to land now or formerly of Pestana, 
Northerly 157.45' by land now or formerly of Pestana, Easterly by land 
now or formerly of Pestana 300' to land now or formerly of Barrett, 
Northeasterly by land now or formerly of Barrett 100 to land now or 
formerly of Anderson, Northerly by land now or formerly of Anderson 
100 , Northeasterly by land now or formerly of Anderson 100 to a point 
of beginning. Containing 15.97 acres, more or less. 

After a lengthy discussion a motion was made to stop debate. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

The vote on the main motion was as follows: 

YES 556 

NO 158 

Motion passed by 2/3 vote required. 

Mr. Edward Philbrick moved for reconsideration of Article 11. 

Motion defeated. 



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ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to rescind the present 
Town By-Law pertaining to Loud Speakers and substitute the following 
therefor: 

"It shall be unlawful, except in connection with the operation of a 
drive-in motion picture theatre, to operate an outdoor loudspeaker or 
public address system in the Town, except by special permission of 
the Board of Selectmen, and in no instance shall such permission be 
granted for a period to exceed seven days. For the purposes of this 
By-Law 'outdoor loudspeaker or public address system' shall also 
include those indoors, or attached to buildings which are directed to 
Persons outdoors. The penalty for each violation of this By-Law shall 
be a fine of Twenty Dollars ($20.00)"; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 12. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to rescind the present Town By-Law pertaining to Loud Speakers and 
substitute the following therefor: 

"It shall be unlawful, except in connection with the operation of a 
drive-in motion picture theatre, to operate an outdoor loudspeaker or 
public address system in the Town, except by special permission of 
the Board of Selectmen, and in no instance shall such permission be 
granted for a period to exceed seven days. For the purposes of this 
By-Law 'outdoor loudspeaker or public address system' shall also 
include those indoors, or attached to building which are directed to 
persons outdoors. The penalty for each violation of this By-Law shall 
be a fine of Twenty Dollars ($20.00)." 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds in the Treasury, a certain sum of money 
for Chapter 90 Construction or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 13. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to transfer from available funds in the Treasury the sum of $57,400 for 
Chapter 90 Construction. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of One Front End Loader for the Highway Department, such purchase to 
be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; and to 
authorize said Board to transfer by a good and sufficient Bill of Sale, One 
Front End Loader now being used by the Highway Department, or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 14. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to raise and appropriate $15,127 for the purchase of one Front End 
Loader for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made under the 
supervision of the Board of Selectmen: and to authorize said Board to 



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transfer by a good and sufficient Bill of Sale, one Front End Loader now 
being used by the Highway Department. 

It was so voted, unanimously. See below* 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of one Sweeper Broom for the Highway Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; and to authorize 
said Board to transfer by good and sufficient Bill of Sale title to One 
Sweeper Broom now being used by said Department; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 15. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $18,732 for the purchase of one 
Sweeper Broom for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made 
under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; and to authorize said 
Board to transfer by good and sufficient Bill of Sale title to one Sweeper 
Broom now being used by said Department. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of one Dump Truck for the Highway Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 16. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to raise and appropriate $7,951 for the purchase of one Dump Truck for 
the Highway Department, such purchase to be made under the supervision 
of the Board of Selectmen. 

It was so voted. Mr. Lannan moved to reconsider Article 16. Figure 
for Dump Truck should be $8,128.00. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of One Truck Chassis (for waste collections) for the Highway Department, 
such purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of 
Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 17. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $11,637 for the purchase of One 
Truck Chassis (for waste collections) for the Highway Department, such 
purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 

It was so voted. 

Mr. Lannan moved for reconsideration of Article 14. Figure for Front 
End Loader should be $18,855.00. It was so voted. 



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ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of One Packer Body (for waste collections) for the Highway Department, 
such purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of 
Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 18. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $6,600.00 for the purchase of One 
Packer Body (for waste collections) for the Highway Department, such 
purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of One Spreader for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made 
under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; and to authorize said 
Board to transfer by a good and sufficient Bill of Sale title to One 
Spreader now being used by said Department; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 19. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,794.00 for the purchase of One 
Spreader for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made under 
the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; and to authorize said Board to 
transfer by a good and sufficient Bill of Sale title to One Spreader now 
being used by said Department. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for the purchase 
of One Catch Basin Cleaner for the Highway Department, such purchase to 
be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 20. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $6,000.00 for the purchase of one 
Catch Basin Cleaner for the Highway Department, such purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds in the treasury, a certain sum of money 
for the purchase of a Steam Cleaner for Waste Collection and Highway 
Vehicles for the Highway Department; such purchase to be made under 
the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 21. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,200.00 for the purchase of a Steam 
Cleaner for Waste Collection and Highway Vehicles for the Highway 



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Department; such purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board 
of Selectmen. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Chelmsford 
Zonding By-Laws and Zoning Map to change from Single Residence 
District (RB) to Shopping Center District (CC) the property bounded by 
North Road, land of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Chelmsford 
House Realty Trust and Chelmsford Development Associates, bounded 
and described as follows: 



SOUTHEASTERLY 
NORTHEASTERLY 
NORTHERLY 
NORTHWESTERLY 

WESTERLY 

NORTHWESTERLY 
SOUTHWESTERLY 



by Lot LB, Parcel A and land of Benjamin & 
Esther F. Blechman, 1007.52 feet; 
by land nor or formerly of Chelmsford House 
Realty Trust, 935.68 feet; 

by land of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
447.80 feet; 

by a curve forming the intersection of the reloca- 
tion of North Road and the ramp to Route 3, 
154.78 feet; 

by North Road, (shown on plan hereinafter 
mentioned as ramp to Route 3) 991.37 feet; 
by North Road, 15.00 feet; and 
by North Road, 372.05 feet. 



Containing approximately 22 Acres of Land and being shown as Lot 1C, 
Parcel B and Lot 2 on a plan entitled: "Plan of Land in Chelmsford, Mass., 
Prepared for John D. Arenstam, Dec. 1969, Emmons, Fleming & 
Bienvenu, Inc., Billerica, Mass. Engineers & Surveyors" which plan is 
recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds in Book of Plans 
109, Plan 165, or act in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 22. Mr. Charles Zaroulis moved that the Town vote to 
amend the Chelmsford Zoning By-Laws and Zoning Map to change from 
Single Residence District (RB) to Shopping Center District (CC) the 
property bounded by North Road, land of The Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Chelmsford House Realty Trust and Chelmsford Develop- 
ment Associates, bounded and described as follows: 



SOUTHEASTERLY 



NORTHEASTERLY 



NORTHERLY 



NORTHWESTERLY 



by Lot LB, Parcel A and land of Benjamin & 
Esther F. Blechman, 1007.52 feet; 
by land now or formerly of Chelmsford House 
Realty Trust, 935.68 feet; 

by land of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
447.80 feet; 

by a curve forming the intersection of the reloca- 
tion of North Road and the ramp to Route 3, 
154.78 feet; 



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WESTERLY by North Road, (shown on plan hereinafter 

mentioned as ramp to Route 3) 991.37 feet; 
NORTHWESTERLY by North Road, 15.00 feet; and 
SOUTHWESTERLY by North Road, 372.05 feet. 

Containing approximately 22 acres of land and being shown as Lot IC, 
Parcel B and Lot 2 on a plan entitled: "Plan of Land in Chelmsford, Mass., 
Prepared for John D. Arenstam, Dec. 1969, Emmons, Fleming & 
Bienvenu, Inc., Billerica, Massachusetts, Engineers & Surveyors" which 
plan is recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds in Book 
of Plans 109, Plan 165. 

After a lengthy presentation of the merits of the shopping center, Mr. 
Edward Hilliard moved to stop debate. 

YES 627 
NO 165 

It was so voted. 

The vote on the main motion Under Article 22 was 

YES 432 

NO 465 Motion defeated. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
certain sum of money for the purpose of purchasing five (5) new 1972 
four door sedans to be used by the Police Department, said purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; and to authorize 
the Selectmen to transfer by a good and sufficient Bill of Sale title to two 
(2) 1970 and three (3) 1971 Cruisers now being used by the Police 
Department; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 23. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $9,584.00 for the purpose of 
purchasing five (5) new 1972 Four door sedans to be used by the Police 
Department, said purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board 
of Selectmen; and to authorize the Selectmen to transfer by a good and 
sufficient Bill of Sale title to two (2) 1970 and three (3) 1971 Cruisers 
now being used by the Police Department. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
certain sum of money for the purpose of purchasing a 3/4 ton 4-wheel 
drive pick-up truck with snow plow for the Fire Department, said purchase 
to be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; and to 
authorize said Board to transfer by good and sufficient Bill of Sale the 
1964 Chevrolet 3/4 ton pick-up truck with plow now being used by the 
Fire Department, or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 24. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $3,988.00 for the purpose of 
purchasing a 3/4 ton 4-wheel drive pick-up truck with snow plow for the 



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Fire Department, said purchase to be made under the supervision of the 
Board of Selectmen; and to authorize said Board to transfer by good and 
sufficient Bill of Sale the 1964 Chevrolet 3/4 ton pick-up truck with plow 
now being used by the Fire Department. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Law as follows: 

1. Amend Section 3.1, Establishment of Districts, by inserting 
"Commercial Restricted District CR" following "General Resi- 
dence District RC." 

2. Amend Section 5.3, Use and Intensity Regulations, by inserting a 
new column to the right of the RC column, such new column 
headed CR, with entries identical to those of the RA column, 
except that, opposite "Business Office" and "Public Parking", the 
CR column shall read "P" rather than "O" and to add to the 
column of listed uses in that section, after "Nursing or Convales- 
cent Home", the use "Banking" and to add, opposite said word 
under the CR column, "P", all other columns to retain then- 
respective symbols in the CR column as presently listed opposite 
"Business Office". 

3. Amend Section 5.5 Intensity of Use Schedule, by inserting a new 
column headed "CR" to the right of the RC column with entries 
identical to those of the CA column, or act in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 25. Mr. Stephen Wojcik moved for dismissal of 
Articles 25 & 26. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will vote to change the zoning 
classification of the following described and bounded parcels of land from 
RA (Single Residence) to CR (Commercial Restricted). 

PARCEL ONE 

All land presently zoned RA along the easterly side of North Road; 
Southerly of Route 495 and northerly of Chelmsford Street. 

PARCEL TWO 

All land presently zoned RA on the westerly side of North Road and 
bounded: Easterly by North Road, Southerly by Academy Street, 
Southerly and Westerly by Westford Street and Worthen Street; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 26. Dismissed. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to accept the bequest in 
Clause Third (G)l. under the will of George W. Barris, late of Chelmsford 
dated August 31, 1968 which bequest provides for the payment of $1,000 



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per year for a period of ten (10) years to Pine Ridge Cemetery, 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts to be expended for the maintenance and 
beautification of said cemetery, or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 27. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to accept the bequest in Clause Third (G)l. under the will of George W. 
Barris, late of Chelmsford dated August 31, 1968 which bequest provides 
for the payment of $1,000.00 per year for a period of ten (10) years to 
Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford, Massachusetts to be expended for the 
maintenance and beautification of said cemetery. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will vote to accept the bequest in 
Clause Third (G)2. under the will of George W. Barris, late of Chelmsford 
dated August 31, 1968 which bequest provides for the payment of $250 
per year for the period of ten (10) years to the Anna C. MacKay Library 
of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 28. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to accept the bequest in Clause Third (G)2. under the will of George W. 
Barris, late of Chelmsford dated August 31, 1968 which bequest provides 
for the payment of $250.00 per year for the period of ten (10) years to 
the Anna C. MacKay Library of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will vote to accept the bequest in 
Clause Third (G)3. under the will of George W. Barris, late of Chelmsford 
dated August 31, 1968 which bequest provides for the payment of $250 
per year for a period of ten (10) years to Varney Playground of North 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 29. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to accept the bequest in Clause Third (G)3. under the will of George W. 
Barris, late of Chelmsford dated August 31, 1968 which bequest provides 
for the payment of $250.00 per year for a period of ten (10) years to 
Varney Playground of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following 
amendments to its Zoning By-Law: 

(1) By inserting in Paragraph 2.1 of Section II entitled "Definitions", 
after the definition of "auto salesroom", the following: "Barn 
sale, garage sale or yard sale — Any sale of personal property 
conducted by the owner of such personal property at his own 
residence." 



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(2) By inserting in Paragraph 5.1 of Section V entitled "Conditions", 
after "A — Use authorized under the special permits as provided 
for in Section 11.1.2 herein", the following: "or under footnote 
number 14 below." 

(3) Amend Paragraph 5.3 of Section V entitled "Use Regulation 
Schedule", 

(a) By inserting after the word "Wildlife raising", the following: 
"Barn Sale, Garage Sale or Yard Sale (14)", with all symbols 
applicable thereto to be designated "O", except that under 
the columns marked "RA", "RB" and "RC" the symbol "A" 
shall be inserted. 

(b) By adding after footnote 13 the following: "14 Such special 
permit may only be issued by the Building Inspector, is valid 
for one day only (Sundays are excluded) and such special 
permit can be issued for use at any residence no more than 
once each calendar year." 

(4) Amend Section VI entitled "General Regulations" by inserting 
the following paragraph: "6.6.1 Barn Sale, Garage Sale or Yard 
Sale — No merchandise dangerous to life or limb shall be shown 
or sold. All persons conducting any such sale shall take all 
necessary steps for the protection of the citizens of the Town 
while upon their premises. See footnote 14 under Section V, 
paragraph 5.3."; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 30. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to adopt the following amendments to its Zoning By-Law: 

(1) By inserting in Paragraph 2.1 of Section II entitled "Definitions", 
after the definition of "auto salesroom", the following: "Barn 
sale, garage sale or yard sale — Any sale of personal property 
conducted by the owner of such personal property at his own 
residence." 

(2) By inserting in Paragraph 5.1 of Section V entitled "Conditions", 
after "A — Use authorized under the special permits as provided 
for in Section 11.1.2 herein", the following: "or under footnote 
number 14 below." 

(3) Amend Paragraph 5.3 of Section V entitled "Use Regulation 
Schedule" 

(a) By inserting after the word "Wildlife raising", the following: 
"Barn Sale, Garage Sale or Yard Sale (14)", with all symbols 
applicable thereto to be designated "O" except that under 
the columns marked "RA", "RB" and "RC" the symbol "A" 
shall be inserted. 

(b) By adding after footnote 13 the following: "14 Such special 
permit may only be issued by the Building Inspector, is valid 
for one day only (Sundays are excluded) and such special 



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permit can be issued for use at any residence no more than 
once each calendar year". 

(4) Amend Section VI entitled "General Regulations" by inserting 
the following paragraph: "6.6.1 Barn Sale, Garage Sale or Yard 
Sale — No merchandise dangerous to life or limb shall be shown 
or sold. All persons conducting any such sale shall take all 
necessary steps for the protection of the citizens of the Town 
while upon their premises. See footnote 14 under Section V, 
paragraph 5.3". 

Mr. Edward Hilliard moved to amend paragraph 3.b to read "four 
times each calendar year" instead of "once each calendar year". 

Motion defeated. 

Vote was taken on the main motion 

YES 398 

NO 73 Passed by 2/3 vote. 

ARTICLE 31. To see if the Town vote to adopt the following 
By-Law: 

Snow and ice — Removal from sidewalks. 

"The tenant, occupant and, in case there shall be no tenant, the 
owner, agent or person having care of any building, or lot of land, 
bordering on any street, lane, court, square or public place, within the 
town, where there is any foot-way or sidewalk, shall cause all the snow and 
ice to be removed from the sidewalk. If the snow shall fall in the daytime, 
it shall be removed from the sidewalk within four hours from the time it 
shall have ceased falling; if in the nighttime, it shall be removed by 12:00 
at noon the day succeeding; and all ice shall be removed within 
twenty-four hours after the same shall form upon the sidewalk. This 
section shall apply to snow or ice which may have fallen from any 
building, and to ice formed from water running or accumulating upon any 
sidewalk", or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 31. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to adopt the following By-Law: 

Snow and Ice — Removal from sidewalks. 

"The tenant, occupant and, in case there shall be no tenant, the 
owner, agent or person having care of any building, or lot of land, 
bordering on any street, lane, court, square or public place, within the 
town, where there is any foot-way or sidewalk, shall cause all the snow and 
ice to be removed from the sidewalk. If the snow shall fall in the daytime, 
it shall be removed from the sidewalk within four hours from the time it 
shall have ceased falling; if in the nighttime, it shall be removed by 12:00 
at noon the day succeeding; and all ice shall be removed within 
twenty-four hours after the same shall form upon the sidewalk. This 
section shall apply to snow or ice which may have fallen from any 
building, and to ice formed from water running or accumulating upon any 
sidewalk". 



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After considerable debate Mr. Howard Humphrey moved to dismiss 
this article. 

It was so voted. 

Mr. Gerald McCabe made a motion to adjourn at 10:50 P.M. until 
Monday March 27, 1972 at 7:30 P.M. in the High School Gymnasium. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN MARY E. ST. HILAIRE 

Moderator Town Clerk 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
March 27, 1972 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the adjourned annual Town 
Meeting to order at 7:50 P.M., and recognized the presence of a quorum. 

The following tellers were appointed: 

Arnaud Blackadar Wilfred Pofcher Eugene Crane 

Edward Marshall James Harrington Charles Fairburn 

Mr. Eugene Doody moved to take Article 55 out of order. It was so 
voted. Mr. Doody moved to amend Article #55 from sum of $2,500 to the 
sum of $4,500. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 55. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds the sum of $2,500.00 to be used as a 
yearly Operating Expense for the Chelmsford Youth Center, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 55. Mr. Eugene Doody moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $4,500.00 to be used as a yearly 
operating expense for the Chelmsford Youth Center, with the approval of 
the Board of Selectmen. 

It was so voted. 

Adjourned annual town meeting recessed at 8:00 P.M. 

WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

March 27, 1972 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford: 



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GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in the Chelmsford High School Gymnasium on Monday the 27th day of 
March, 1972 at 8:00 p.m., then and there to act upon the following 
articles, viz : 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
March 27, 1972 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the special Town Meeting to 
order at 8:00 P.M., and recognized the presence of a quorum. 

Mr. Gerald J. Lannan, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, moved 
that the reading of the warrant be waived. It was so voted. Mr. Lannan 
moved that the reading of the sheriff's return of the warrant be waived. It 
was so voted. 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to request the Board of 
Assessors to delay until January 1, 1973 the implementation of real estate 
assessments based upon appraisals submitted by, or to be submitted by, 
the firm of Whipple-Magane-Darcy; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote to 
request the Board of Assessors to delay until January 1, 1973 the 
implementation of real estate assessments based upon appraisals submitted 
by, or to be submitted by, the firm of Whipple-Magane-Darcy. 

After considerable discussion a voice vote was taken. Motion defeated. 

Mr. George Ripson questioned vote. Seven voters questioned vote. A 
hand vote was taken. Motion defeated. No appeal. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to rescind the action taken 
under Article 14 of a Special Town Meeting held on June 28, 1971 which 
Article authorized the transfer of title of a certain parcel of land off 
Richardson Road to the Chelmsford Hockey Association or its nominee, 
said land being described in Article 14 as follows: 

DESCRH>TION OF LAND: 

A certain parcel of land situated westerly of the Old North 
Chelmsford Road, so called, now Richardson Road, but not bounded 
immediately on said road, containing six (6) acres, more or less, and thus 
bounded: Easterly by a wood road running northwesterly and south- 
easterly of land of Spalding, now or formerly; thence northerly by a Town 
road; thence westerly by land of Dailey, now or formerly; and thence 
southerly by a wood road at land of Spalding, now or formerly; or act in 
relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the town vote to 
rescind the action taken under Article 14 of a Special Town Meeting held 
on June 28, 1971 which Article authorized the transfer of title of a certain 



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parcel of land off Richardson Road to the Chelmsford Hockey Association 
or its nominee, said land being described in Article 14 as follows: 

DESCRIPTION OF LAND: 

A certain parcel of land situated westerly of the Old North 
Chelmsford Road, so called, now Richardson Road, but not bounded 
immediately on said road, containing six (6) acres, more or less, and thus 
bounded: Easterly by a wood road running northwesterly and south- 
easterly of land of Spalding, now or formerly; thence northerly by a Town 
road; thence westerly by land of Dailey, now or formerly; and thence 
southerly by a wood road at land of Spalding, now or formerly. 

It was so voted. 

Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved for adjournment at 8:25 P.M. It was so 
voted. 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford 
Center, North Elementary School Auditorium, Junior High School Band 
Room, East Chelmsford School, Byam School Cafetorium, Westlands 
School Cafeteria, North Elementary School Auditorium, Senior High 
School Gym, South Row School Auditorium, Fire House, Old Westford 
Road seven days at least before the time appointed for holding the 
meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this 
meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 16th day of MARCH, 1972. 

GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
PAUL C. HART 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
THOMAS F. MARKHAM, JR. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. Chelmsford March 17, 1972 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of 
same at the following places, wit: McFarlin School All Purpose Room, 
Chelmsford Center, North Elementary School Auditorium, Junior High 
School Band Room, East Chelmsford School, Byam School Cafetorium, 
Westlands School Cafeteria, North Elementary School Auditorium, Senior 
High School Gym, South Row School Auditorium, Fire House, Old 
Westford Road seven days at least before the time appointed for holding 
the meeting aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 



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RECESSED ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING reopened at 
8:25 P.M. March 27, 1972. 

ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Chelmsford 
Zoning By-Law and its accompanying map in a manner described as 
follows: To change from RC, General Residence, to RB, Single Residence 
District, the following described parcel of land on the westerly side of 
Farley Brook Road: Beginning at a point on the westerly side of Farley 
Brook Road approximately seven hundred and forty (740) feet to land of 
Charlotte DeWolf; thence westerly along said land of Charlotte DeWolf 
approximately one thousand (1,000) feet; thence running southerly 
approximately five hundred and ten (510) feet along land once owned by 
Forrest L. Philbrook; thence easterly approximately one thousand and 
forty (1,040) feet to the point of beginning at Farley Brook Road, or act 
in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 32. Mr. Timothy Hehir moved that the Town vote to 
amend the Chelmsford Zoning By-Law and its accompanying map in a 
manner described as follows: To change from RC, General Residence, to 
RB, Single Residence District, the following described parcel of land on 
the westerly side of Farley Brook Road: Beginning at a point on the 
westerly side of Farley Brook Road approximately seven hundred and 
forty (740) feet to land of Charlotte DeWolf; thence westerly along said 
land of Charlotte DeWolf approximately one thousand (1,000) feet; 
thence running southerly approximately five hundred and ten (510) feet 
along land once owned by Forrest L. Philbrook; thence easterly 
approximately one thousand and forty (1,040) feet to the point of 
beginning at Farley Brook Road. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Chelmsford 
Zoning By-Laws and its accompanying map in a manner described as 
follows: To change from Single Residence, RB, to General Residence, RC 
District, a certain parcel of land in Chelmsford, Massachusetts containing 
10.76 acres, more or less, situated on the southerly side of Concord Road 
bounded and described as follows: 

Bounded northerly by Concord Road 51.27 feet more or less. 

Bounded easterly by land of George DeWolfe 274 feet more or less. 

Bounded northerly by land of George DeWolfe 150.00 feet more or 

less. 

Bounded easterly by land of Schirm, Wachsman, Kinzlmaier, Hall and 

Campanelli 1026.36 feet more or less. 

Bounded southerly by Campanelli 444.65 feet more or less. 

Bounded southwesterly by a wall and land of Merrill 230 feet more or 

less. 

Bounded northwesterly by a wall and land of Merrill 340 feet more or 

less. 



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Bounded northerly by other land of grantor 234.12 feet more or less. 
Bounded westerly by other land of grantor by 2 courses 138.17 feet, 
249.00 feet, or act in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 33. With regard to Mr. Timothy Hehir's motion for a 
change of zoning on Concord Road, after a lengthy discussion motion was 
made to stop debate. 

YES 293 
NO 377 

Debate continued for another lengthy period. Motion was made to stop 
debate. It was so voted, unanimously. 

The vote on Mr. Hehir's main motion was 

YES 298 

NO 317 Motion defeated. 

Motion to take Article #37 out of order was defeated. 

Motion made to reconsider Article #33 was defeated. 

ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 16 of 
the Personnel and Salary Classification Plan by deleting the present 
Section 16 and substituting thereto the following: 

16. Sick Leave 

a. All permanent employees of the Town regardless of their 
length of service will earn ten (10) days sick leave per year. 
At the end of the calendar year each employee may carry 
over any unused sick leave balance so that 120 days may be 
accrued. 

Section 16b. 

b. All employees who are absent because of sickness for a 
period exceeding three (3) working days or three (3) 
consecutive tours of duty may, at the discretion of the 
Department Head, be required to present a doctor's certifi- 
cate to the department head upon return in order to receive 
payment for sick leave. 

This amendment shall be applicable to all employees covered by this 
By-Law including those employees represented by a labor organization; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 34. Mr. Eugene Doody moved that the Town vote to 
amend Section 16 of the Personnel and Salary Classification Plan by 
deleting the present Section 16 and substituting therefor the following: 

16. Sick Leave 

a. All permanent employees of the Town regardless of their 
length of service will earn ten (10) days sick leave per year. 
At the end of the calendar year each employee may carry 



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over any unused sick leave balance so that 120 days may be 
accrued. 

Section 16b. 

b. All employees who are absent because of sickness for a 
period exceeding three (3) working days or three (3) 
consecutive tours of duty may, at the discretion of the 
Department Head, be required to present a doctor's certifi- 
cate to the department head upon return in order to receive 
payment for sick leave. 

Mr. Richard Scott's motion to amend Article 34 by striking out "at 
the end of the calendar year each employee may carry over any unused 
sick leave balance so that 120 days may be accrued" was defeated. Town 
Counsel ruled amendment out of order. 

Vote was taken on Mr. Doody's main motion under Article 34. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
certain sum of money to be paid to the Mental Health Association of 
Greater Lowell, Inc. to support the various programs of said association, or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 35. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to raise and appropriate the sum of $4,800.00 to be paid to the Mental 
Health Association of Greater Lowell, Inc. to support the various programs 
of said association. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds the sum of Eight Thousand Two Hundred 
Sixty-One and 02/100 ($8,261.02) Dollars as the town's share of cost of 
membership to the Northern Middlesex Area Commission for the year 
1972; or act in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 36. Mr. Richard McDermott moved for dismissal. It 
was so voted. 

Mr. Howard Humphrey moved for adjournment at 10:40 P.M. until 
Monday evening April 3, 1972 at 7:30 P.M. in the High School 
Gymnasium. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, JR. MARY E. ST. HILAIRE 

Moderator Town Clerk 



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ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
April 3, 1972 

The adjourned annual Town Meeting was called to order at 7:45 P.M. 
by Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin who recognized the presence of a 
quorum. Tellers appointed for the evening were: 

Charles Fairburn Wilfred Pofcher Robert Sullivan 

Arnaud Blackadar Edward Marshall Charles House 

James Harrington 

ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds, raise and appropriate, or borrow a sum or sums of money, in 
addition to the amount appropriated under Article 1 of the Warrant for 
the special town meeting held September 16, 1968, for the construction of 
sewers, sewerage systems and sewage treatment and disposal facilities in 
order to implement Phase I of a sewerage program generally in accordance 
with the "Municipal Pollution Abatement Plan" contained in the "Report 
on Sewerage and Sewage Disposal for the Town of Chelmsford, Massa- 
chusetts" dated June 15, 1964 by Camp, Dresser and McKee, Engineers, 
and also in the order by the Water Resources Commission of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Water Pollution Control 
issued September 9, 1971 against the Town of Chelmsford; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Sewer Commission 

UNDER ARTICLE 37. Mr. James McKeown moved that in addition to 
the sum of SI, 280,000.00 appropriated September 16, 1968 the town 
vote to appropriate the sum of $1,100,000.00 for the construction of 
sewers, sewerage systems and sewage treatment and disposal facilities in 
order to implement Phase I of a sewerage program generally in accordance 
with the "Municipal Pollution Abatement Plan" contained in the "Report 
on Sewerage and Sewage Disposal for the Town of Chelmsford, Massa- 
chusetts" dated June 15, 1964 by Camp, Dresser and McKee, Engineers; 
that to raise this amount the Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, be authorized to issue SI, 100, 000. 00 of bonds or notes of the 
town under General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 8(15); that the Chelmsford 
Sewer Commission, with the approval of the Selectmen be authorized to 
contract for Federal and State aid which shall be spent for the project in 
addition to the amount appropriated above; and that said Commission be 
authorized to take all other action necessary to carry out the project. 

After considerable discussion on the above, Mr. Howard Humphrey 
moved to stop debate. It was so voted, unanimously. 

The vote on the main motion was: 

YES 69 

NO 468 Motion defeated 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds, raise and appropriate, or borrow the sum of $475,000, or some 
other sum, for the preparation of detailed engineering plans and 



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specifications for a sewerage system generally in accordance with the 
"Municipal Pollution Abatement Plan" contained in the "Report on 
Sewerage and Sewage Disposal for the Town of Chelmsford, Massa- 
chusetts" dated June 15, 1964 by Camp, Dresser and McKee, Engineers, 
said detailed engineering plans and specifications to be for a sewerage 
system to serve major developed portions of the Center and Westlands 
Sections and also described in the order by the Water Resources 
Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Water 
Pollution Control issued September 9, 1971 against the Town of 
Chelmsford; or act in relation thereto. 

Sewer Commission 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds, raise and appropriate, or borrow the sum of $6,400,000, or some 
other sum, to construct a sewerage system generally in accordance with 
the "Municipal Pollution Abatement Plan" contained in the "Report on 
Sewerage and Sewage Disposal for the Town of Chelmsford, Massa- 
chusetts" dated June 15, 1964 by Camp, Dresser and McKee, Engineers, 
such sewerage system to serve major developed portions of the Center and 
Westlands sections, such also described in the order by the Water 
Resources Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of 
Water Pollution Control issued September 9, 1971 against the Town of 
Chelmsford; or act in relation thereto. 

Sewer Commission 

ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will vote to recover the cost of 
financing, designing and constructing the sewerage system and sewage 
treatment plant on the real property tax for that portion of the system 
serving a common benefit to the town (inclusive of sewage treatment 
plant, pumping stations, main interceptor lines, road re-pavement and 
restoration costs and incidental intangibles); and recover the cost of the 
system, including laterals by direct assessment upon the users; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Sewer Commission 

ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will vote to recover the cost of 
financing, designing and constructing the sewerage system and sewage 
treatment plant by levying a permanent privilege charge upon each direct 
user of $2,000 per equivalent single family dwelling with the remainder to 
be recovered on the real property tax; or act in relation thereto. 

Sewer Commission 

ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will vote to recover the cost of 
financing, designing and constructing the sewerage system and sewage 
treatment plant totally by a direct assessment upon each user; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Sewer Commission 

ARTICLE 43. In the event of negative action on the preceding 
articles 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, & 42, to see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the sewer commission to execute a study contract with an engineering firm 



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to assess alternate solutions to Chelmsford's liquid waste disposal problems 
and to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain sum 
of money for this purpose; or act in relation thereto. 

Sewer Commission 

Mr. James McKeown moved to dismiss Articles 38, 39, 49, 41, & 42. 

Mr. Robert Sexton moved to amend this motion to include Article 43. 
Mr. McKeown then moved to dismiss Articles 38—43 inclusive. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 43A. In the event of negative action on the preceding 
articles 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, & 42, to see if the Town will vote: 

1. To authorize the Board of Selectmen to appoint a committee 
consisting of at least one member of the Sewer Commission, at 
least one member of the Board of Health, and five citizens 
selected at large, said committee to select an engineering 
consultant to assess alternate solutions to Chelmsford's liquid 
waste disposal problems, and 

2. To authorize the Sewer Commission to execute a study contract 
for this purpose with the selected consultant, and 

3. To raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money for this purpose: 

or act in relation thereto. 

By Petition 

UNDER ARTICLE 43A. Mr. Edward H. Hilliard moved that the town 
vote: 

1. To authorize the Board of Selectmen to appoint a committee 
consisting of at least one member of the Sewer Commission, at 
least one member of the Board of Health, and five citizens 
selected at large, said committee to select an engineering 
consultant to assess alternate solutions to Chelmsford's liquid 
waste disposal problems, and 

2. To authorize the Sewer Commission to execute a study contract 
for this purpose with the selected consultant, and **See below 

3. To raise and appropriate the sum of $50,000.00 for this purpose. 

Mr. Joseph Gutwein moved to amend Item 1 to read "authorize the 
Sewer Commission" instead of "Board of Selectmen" and "at least" five 
citizens to be inserted before "five citizens". 

Mr. Robert Sexton moved to table this amendment. He later withdrew 
this motion to table. 

The vote on the amendment was 

YES 249 

NO 257 Motion defeated. 



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Mr. Mathew Doyle moved for reconsideration of the article as 
amended. 

YES 211 

NO 290 Motion defeated. 

On the main motion, Mr. Richard McDermott moved to amend 
Paragraph 2 to read "recommend" instead of "authorize". It was so voted. 

Mr. Richard McDermott moved on the main motion as amended. 

It was so voted. 

**Paragraph 2. To recommend that the Sewer Commission execute a 
study contract for this purpose with the selected consultant. 

Mr. Edward Philbrick moved for reconsideration of Article 37. 
Motion defeated, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 44. To see if the Town will vote to amend the present 
Zoning By-Law and its accompanying Zoning Map by re-zoning from 
Residential District (RB) to a Commercial District (CC) 2 parcels of land 
hereinafter described as follows: 

PARCEL ONE 

Beginning at the Southerly corner of Evergreen Street at the 
intersection of said Evergreen Street with Chelmsford Street and con- 
tinuing Northerly along said Evergreen Street for a distance of 557 feet, 
more or less, to a point of land now or formerly of J. Sousa; thence turning 
in an Easterly direction along the land of said J. Sousa, for a distance of 
101 feet, more or less, to the land of Trustees of CH & HA Realty Trust; 
thence turning in a Northerly direction along the land of said J. Sousa, a 
distance of 29 feet, more or less; thence turning in an Easterly direction 
along the land of said J. Sousa for a distance of 83 feet, more or less, to 
land of said Trustees; thence turning in a Southerly direction through the 
land of said Trustees, for a distance of 447 feet, more or less, and by the 
land of said Trustees 176 feet, more or less, thence turning in a Westerly 
direction along said Chelmsford Street for a distance of 200 feet, more or 
less, to the point of beginning; and 

PARCEL TWO 

Beginning at the most Northeasterly point of land of said Trustees and 
continuing in a Westerly direction along the Northerly border of said land 
of said Trustees, in three courses for a distance of 170 feet, more or less, 
360 feet, more or less, and 41 feet, more or less; thence turning in a 
Northwesterly direction for a distance of 60 feet, more or less; thence 
turning in an Easterly direction for a distance of 557 feet, more or less, 
and thence turning in a Southeasterly direction for a distance of 72 feet, 
more or less, to the point of beginning; or act in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 44. Pertaining to rezoning on Evergreen Street for 
expansion of parking facilities for Demoulas, this article was defeated 
unanimously. 



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Mr. Eugene Doody moved for adjournment at 11:10 P.M. until 
Monday evening April 10, 1972 at 7:30P.M. in the High School 
Gymnasium. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, JR. MARY E. ST. HILAIRE 

Moderator Town Clerk 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
April 10, 1972 

The adjourned annual Town Meeting was called to order at 7:55 P.M. 
by Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin who recognized the presence of a 
quorum. Tellers appointed for the evening were: 

Eugene Crane Edgar Gilet 

Edward Hilliard Joseph Chandonnet 

ARTICLE 45. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Chelmsford 
Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map by re-zoning land from Single Residence, 
RB, to Neighborhood Commercial, C.A., District that portion located in 
the Town of Chelmsford, said portion containing 10,437 square feet with 
a 99.56 foot frontage on Gorham Street, having no abutters, and bounded 
thus : 

Beginning at the town boundary line of Chelmsford and Lowell on the 
easterly side of Gorham Street and running in a northeasterly direction 
213.26 feet along said boundary line to a point on the northerly line of 
Interstate Route 495, thence turning and running in a westerly direction 
218.81 feet along said line of Interstate Route 495 to the easterly line of 
Gorham Street, thence turning and running in a northerly direction 99.56 
feet along said line of Gorham Street to the point of beginning at the town 
boundary line of Chelmsford and Lowell. This area contains 10,437 square 
feet; or act in relation thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 45. Mr. Stephen D. Wojcik moved that the Town vote 
to amend the Chelmsford Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map by re-zoning 
land from Single Residence, RB, to Neighborhood Commercial, C.A., 
District that portion located in the Town of Chelmsford, said portion 
containing 10,437 square feet with a 99.56 foot frontage on Gorham 
Street, having no abutters, and bounded thus: Beginning at the town 
boundary line of Chelmsford and Lowell on the easterly side of Gorham 
Street and running in a northeasterly direction 213.26 feet along said 
boundary line to a point on the northerly line of Interstate Route 495, 
thence turning and running in a westerly direction 218.81 feet along said 
line of Interstate Route 495 to the easterly line of Gorham Street, thence 
turning and running in a northerly direction 99.56 feet along said line of 



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Gorham Street to the point of beginning at the town boundary line of 
Chelmsford and Lowell. This area contains 10,437 square feet. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 46. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Laws as follows: To amend Section III (3.1) of the Zoning By-Law by 
adding thereto a district entitled "Watershed, Wetland and Flood Plain 
Protection District"; to amend said Zoning By-Law by adding thereto a 
Section numbered XV and entitled "Watershed, Wetland and Flood Plain 
Protection District" which Section shall define lands located within said 
District and establish regulations for the land located within said District; 
and to amend Section V (5.3) of said By-Law by adding a column to the 
Use Regulations Schedule to establish uses of land in the aforesaid 
Watershed, Wetland & Flood Plain Protection District, or act in relation 
thereto. 

Planning Board 

UNDER ARTICLE 46. Regarding By-Law amendment "Watershed, Wet- 
land & Flood Plain Protection District", Mr. Stephen Wojcik moved for 
dismissal. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 47. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following 
amendments to its Zoning By-Law and its accompanying map as follows: 

1. Amend Paragraph 3.1 of Section III, entitled "Establishment of 
Districts": 

(a) By adding, after the words "Special Industrial District (IC)" 
the following: 

Watershed, Wetland and Flood Plain Protection District 
(WA). 

(b) By further amending said Paragraph 3.1 of Section III to read 
as follows: 

The boundaries of each of the said districts except the 
district entitled Watershed, Wetland and Flood Plain Protec- 
tion District are hereby established as shown, defined, and 
bounded on the map accompanying this By-Law and on file 
with the Clerk of the Town of Chelmsford, entitled, "Zoning 
Map" dated May, 1963. The boundaries of the District 
entitled "Watershed, Wetland and Flood Plain Protection 
District" are shown on a map on file with the Clerk of the 
Town of Chelmsford dated December, 1971. All explanatory 
matter thereon is made a part of this By-Law. 

2. Amend Paragraph 5.3 of Section V, entitled "Use Regulation 
Schedule": 

(a) By adding a new column, designated "WA14" immediately 
to the right of the column designated "IC" with symbols 
under the new "WA" column marked as follows: 



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5.3 Use Regulations Schedule 
Residential Uses 
Single Family Dwelling 
Two Family Dwelling 
Apartment House 
Conversion of Dwellings 2 
Tourist Home 
Boarding House 3 
Garage: Private 
Trailer House 4 
Auto Court 

Recreational Uses 

Club or Lodge Building 

Amusement, Indoor 

Amusement, Outdoor 

Stables, Private 5 

Stables, Public 6 

Boathouse, Private 

Boathouse, Public 

Riding Academy 

Golf Course 

Camping Ground, Commercial 

Rural Uses 
Farm (crops) 
Farm (stock) 7 
Farm (poultry) 
Roadside Stand 8 
Wood Operation 
Wildlife Raising 

Business Uses 

Commercial Greenhouse 

Home Occupation 10 

Retail Stores & Service 

Auto Salesroom 

Wholesaling 

Business Office 

Funeral Home 

Motor Vehicle Repair II 

Dog Kennel 

Animal Hospital 

Printing Shop 

Private Parking 

Public Parking 

Restaurants 

Nursery School 

"Drive-In" Restaurant 

Nursing or Convalescent Home 

Industrial Uses 
Earth Removal 12 



WA14 
O 

o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 

WA 

o 
o 
p 
o 
o 

A 
A 
P 
P 

o 

p 
p 

A 
A 
A 
P 

O 
O 

o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
p 

A 
O 

o 
o 
o 

o 



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Light Industry O 

Warehouses O 

Junk Yard O 

Transport Terminal O 

Bulk Storage O 
Cafeteria for Use of Employees only 

as an Accessory Use O 

Dump O 

Granite Operations O 
Research, Experimental & Testing 

Laboratory O 

Institutional Uses WA14 

Municipal Building O 

Public Utility A 

Public Utility with Service Yard O 

Hospital O 
Public or Semi-Public Institution 
of an Historical, Philanthropic or 

Charitable Character A 

Cemetery O 

Other Uses 

Signs 13 A 

Airport O 

Temporary Structure A 

(b) At the end of footnotes following the "Use Regulations 
Schedule" add the following footnote: 
14. See Section XV 

3. By adding, after Section XIV the following new Section: 

SECTION XV — WATERSHED, WETLAND AND FLOOD 

PLAIN PROTECTION DISTRICT (WA) 

1. The purpose of this section is to preserve, conserve and 
protect the streams, ponds, lakes and other watercourses and 
certain irreplaceable wetlands in the Town and their adjoin- 
ing lands; to protect the health and safety of persons and 
property against the hazards of flooding; to preserve and 
maintain the ground water table for water supply purposes; 
to protect the community against the detrimental use and 
development of lands adjoining such watercourses and 
wetlands and to conserve the watershed areas of the Town 
for the health, safety and welfare of the present or future 
inhabitants of the Town, and therefore all areas defined in 
Paragraph 2 and their adjoining lands (which are designated 
on the aforesaid map dated December 1971); are hereby 
included in said Watershed, Wetland and Flood Plain Protec- 
tion district and are subject to the following regulations as 
stated in Paragraphs 3 through 7 of this Section XV: 



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2. For the aforesaid purpose the following terms shall have the 
meaning herein ascribed to them: 

a. Stream — Any natural watercourse, containing water for 
at least two months of a year, through and along which water 
may flow from a pond, swamp, or similar Body of water to 
another stream. 

b. Pond — Any body of open water, other than a stream. 

c. Swamp — Any depressed area of poor drainage, subject to 
flooding by fresh water, in which the water table is generally 
at or above the ground level at least two months of a year. 

d. Marsh — Any essentially flat area which is wet at least two 
months of the year, and which is occasionally flooded, and 
which adjoins open water along the shores of a pond or the 
banks of a stream and lying between such open water and the 
adjacent natural or artificial upland. 

e. Any and all lands which are subject to the provisions of 
the "Hatch Act" MGLA (Ter. Ed.) c 131 S 40 or the 
"Wetland Protection Act", MGLA (Ter. Ed.) c 131 S 40A 
shall be subject to the provisions of this said Section XV. 

3. Except as provided herein and in paragraph 5 of this Section 
XV: 

(a) No building, wall, dam or other structure shall be 
erected, constructed, altered, enlarged or otherwise created 
or moved for any living or other purpose, provided that signs 
not exceeding four square feet in size, tents, fences, wildlife 
management shelters, foot paths, bicycle paths, horse paths, 
and foot bridges are permitted if 

(i) they are accessory to lawful primary uses in the 
zoning district in which the land is otherwise located; 
and 

(ii) they do not affect the natural flow patterns of any 
watercourse. 

(b) Dumping, filling, excavating or transferring of any 
material which will reduce the natural flood-water storage 
capacity or interfere with the natural flow patterns of any 
watercourse within this district is prohibited. 

4. The following uses, insofar as permitted in the zoning district 
in which the land is otherwise located, are permitted as a 
matter of right, subject to the provisions of paragraph 3 of 
this Section XV. 

(a) Conservation of soil, water, plants and wildlife; 

(b) Outdoor recreation including play and sporting areas, 
nature study, boating, fishing and hunting where otherwise 
legally permitted; 



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(c) Proper operation and maintenance of dams and other 
water control devices, including temporary alteration of the 
water level for emergency or maintenance purposes, and 
including removal of any and all flashboards of a privately 
owned dam in order to lower the water level so as to exclude 
from being covered by water any land which was not flowed 
or saturated prior to the erection of the dam; 

(d) Grazing, farming, nurseries, truck gardening and harvest- 
ing of crops; 

(e) Forestry; 

(f) Any religious use or any educational use which is 
religious, sectarian, denominational or public as provided for 
by Section 2 of Chapter 40A G.L.; 

(g) Uses accessory to residential or other primary uses, such 
as flower or vegetable gardens, lawns, pasture or forestry 
areas. 

Upon the issuance of a special permit for an exception by the 
Board of Selectmen or by the Board of Appeals if properly 
designated by said Board of Selectmen, and subject to the 
conditions hereinafter specified and such other special 
conditions and safeguards as the Board of Selectmen or the 
Board of Appeals if the Board of Selectmen shall so designate 
said Board of Appeals as aforesaid deem necessary to fulfill 
the purposes set forth in Paragraph 1, the following uses, 
structures and actions, as permitted in the zoning district in 
which the land is otherwise located are permitted; 

(a) Duck-walks and boat landings; 

(b) Appropriate municipal use, such as waterworks, pumping 
stations and parks; 

(c) Temporary storage of material or equipment; 

(d) Dams, excavations or grading, consistent with the pur- 
poses of this section, to create ponds, pools or other changes 
in watercourses, for swimming, fishing or other recreational 
uses, agricultural uses, scenic features, or drainage 
improvements; 

(e) Driveways and roads; 

(f) With respect to land zoned Shopping Center, General 
Commercial, Limited Industrial, and General Industrial Dis- 
tricts, any other filling, excavating or transferring of any 
material, or erection, construction, alteration, enlargement, 
removal or demolition of any structure, upon the condition 
that with respect to each such action and structure the Board 
of Selectmen or the Board of Appeals if so designated as 
aforesaid, after a public hearing with notice given as 
described herein in Paragraph 7 of this Section XV, deter- 
mines that granting a special permit therefor would not result 



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in any substantial risk of pollution or contamination of any 
waterway or pond, substantial reduction of ground water 
absorption areas or other derogation from the intent and 
purpose of this Section. 

6. The portion of any lot in a Watershed, Wetland and Flood 
Plain Protection District may be used to meet the area and 
yard regulations for the district in which the remainder of 
the lot is situated. 

7. A person whose land is affected by the provisions of this said 
Section XV and who contends that his land thus affected is 
neither a wetland, within a flood plain, or necessary for 
water-shed protection may make written application to the 
Board of Selectmen or to the Board of Appeals if designated 
by the Board of Selectmen as aforesaid, setting forth therein 
the reasons and facts relevant to his contention. The Board 
shall hold a public hearing after such notice as it may direct 
and render a decision as to whether the real estate involved is 
a wetland, within a flood plain, or necessary for watershed 
protection. The Board may make rules for such hearings, and 
shall notify all holders of real estate which might be affected 
and shall at such hearings hear such owners and others who 
may desire to be heard. 

If land is subject to the provisions of the Hatch Act, MGLA 
(Ter. Ed.) c 131 S 40 or the Wetland Protection Act, MGLA 
(Ter. Ed.) c 131 S 40A, the land shall conclusively be 
deemed as land falling within the provisions of this Section 
XV and no person shall be entitled to determination of the 
Local Board as stated in the preceding paragraph, or act in 
relation thereto. 

Petition 

UNDER ARTICLE 47. Pertaining to Watershed, Wetland and Flood Plain 
Protection amendments to present zoning by4aws and map, after two 
hours of debate the final vote on the main motion was 

YES 126 

NO 178 Motion fails 

Mr. Stephen Wojcik moved for reconsideration of Article 46. 
Motion defeated. 

Mr. Mathew Doyle moved to amend Sewer Commission budget as 
follows: 

Item 

204. Professional Fee $13,500.00 

205. Expenses 1,200.00 

Total $14,700.00 

It was so voted. 



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ARTICLE 48. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following 
amendment to its Zoning By-Law by adding, after Section X, the 
following new Section: 

"SECTION X-A LAND FILL OPERATIONS 

10A.1 General. — No land fill operation may be commenced or 

permitted except in accordance with the following conditions 

and procedures; 

10A.2 Permit or variance from Board of Appeals. — Written applica- 
tion for a permit or a variance must be made to the Board of 
Appeals. The Board of Appeals shall hold a public hearing, 
giving legal notice prior to issuing a permit or variance. 

10A.2.1 Application. — Each application shall be accompanied by a plan 
of the area to be land filled together with at least six (6) 
8" X 10" photographs of such area, a statement of the proposed 
fill to be used and where such fill will be obtained. 

10A.2.2 Bond. — Prior to the issuance of any permit or variance a 
performance bond in an amount determined by the Board of 
Appeals shall be posted by the Applicant in the name of the 
Town assuring satisfactory performance in the fulfillment of the 
requirements of this By-Law and such other conditions as the 
Board of Appeals may impose as conditions to the issuance of 
its permit or variance in the interests of safeguarding the district 
and the Town against injury, the future use of the land after 
operations are completed, or to control the transportation of 
land fill material through the Town. Upon failure to comply and 
forfeiture of the bond, monies therefrom shall be utilized by the 
Town for the purpose of fulfilling these requirements. 

10A.3 Land fill. — Only inorganic matter lending itself to high density 
packing may be used for land fill operations. 

10A.4 Grade. — All land fill operations when completed shall not be 
less than one foot above grade level to all adjacent streets and 
ways. 

10A.5 Slope and drainage. — All land fill operations when completed 
shall be so graded that no slope exceeds one foot vertical rise in 
three feet horizontal distance and shall be so graded as to safely 
provide for drainage without erosion. 

10A.6 Loam. — All land fill operations when completed must be 
loamed with at least four inches of loam, landscaped and seeded 
(or hot-topped if the prior written approval of the Board of 
Appeals is obtained). 

10A.7 Retaining Walls. — Where it is necessary to erect retaining walls 
to guard against erosion, such retaining walls shall be no more 
than eighteen (18" ) inches above the grade of all adjacent streets 
or ways with the filled land at least eight (8") inches below the 
top of any retaining wall."; or act in relation thereto. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 48. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to amend this article by 
inserting in 10A.1 the words "other than Town operated or Town 
maintained" after the words "land fill operation". 

It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 48 (continued). Mr. Timothy Hehir moved that the 
Town vote to adopt the following amendment to its Zoning By-Law by 
adding, after Section X, the following new Section: 

"SECTION X-A LAND FILL OPERATIONS 

10A.1 General. — No land fill operation other than Town operated or 
Town maintained may be commenced or permitted except in 
accordance with the following conditions and procedures. 

10A.2 Permit or variance from Board of Appeals. — Written applica- 
tion for a permit or a variance must be made to the Board of 
Appeals. The Board of Appeals shall hold a public hearing, 
giving legal notice prior to issuing a permit or variance. 

10A.2.1 Application. — Each application shall be accompanied by a plan 
of the area to be land filled together with at least six (6) 
8" X 10" photographs of such area, a statement of the proposed 
fill to be used and where such fill will be obtained. 

10A.2.2 Bond. — Prior to the issuance of any permit or variance a 
performance bond in an amount determined by the Board of 
Appeals shall be posted by the Applicant in the name of the 
Town assuring satisfactory performance in the fulfillment of the 
requirements of this By-Law and such other conditions as the 
Board of Appeals may impose as conditions to the issuance of 
its permit or variance in the interests of safe-guarding the 
district and the Town against injury, the future use of the land 
after operations are completed, or to control the transportation 
of land fill material through the Town. Upon failure to comply 
and forfeiture of the bond, monies therefrom shall be utilized 
by the Town for the purpose of fulfilling these requirements. 

10A.3 Land fill. — Only inorganic matter lending itself to high density 
packing may be used for land fill operations. 

10A.4 Grade. — All land fill operations when completed shall not be 
less than one foot above grade level to all adjacent streets and 
ways. 

10A.5 Slope and drainage. — All land fill operations when completed 
shall be so graded that no slope exceeds one foot vertical rise in 
three feet horizontal distance and shall be so graded as to safely 
provide for drainage without erosion. 

10A.6 Loam. — All land fill operations when completed must be 
loamed with at least four inches of loam, landscaped and seeded 
(or hot-topped if the prior written approval of the Board of 
Appeals is obtained). 



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10A.7 Retaining Walls. — Where it is necessary to erect retaining walls 
to guard against erosion, such retaining walls shall be no more 
than eighteen (18" ) inches above the grade of all adjacent streets 
or ways with the filled land at least eight (8") inches below the 
top of any retaining wall." 

It was so voted as amended, unanimously. 

Mr. Charles Parlee questioned the presence of a quorum. A count was 
taken — 261 voters were present. 

ARTICLE 49. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds the sum of $121,000, or some other sum 
of money, for the Board of Health to purchase equipment, hire personnel, 
and erect structures required to operate and maintain a Sanitary Landfill 
in accordance with applicable State Regulations at the Swain Road site; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Health 

UNDER ARTICLE 49. Mr. Robert Finnie moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate $15,000.00 for the Board of Health to purchase 
equipment, hire personnel, and erect structures required to operate and 
maintain a Sanitary Landfill in accordance with applicable State Regula- 
tions at the Swain Road site. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 50. To see if the town will vote to change the zoning 
classification of the following described parcel of land from RB (Single 
Residence) District to RM (Apartment Residence) District: 

That certain parcel of land situated in Chelmsford, bounded and 
described as follows: 

SOUTHERLY by Smith Street, twelve hundred seventy and 

51/100 (1270.51) feet; 
SOUTHWESTERLY by the junction of said Smith Street and Parkhurst 

Road, forty-five and 76/100 (45.76) feet; 
NORTHWESTERLY by said Parkhurst Road, six hundred eighty-six and 

23/100 (686.23) feet; 
NORTHERLY by the Southerly line of State Highway (Route 

3 — no access), nine hundred three and 5/100 

(903.05) feet; and 
EASTERLY by land now or formerly of Edward Vondal, et al, 

two hundred forty -eight and 36/100 (248.36) feet; 

or act in relation thereto. 

Petition 

UNDER ARTICLE 50. Pertaining to rezoning of land at Smith Street and 
Parkhurst Road for apartment building, the motion was defeated 
unanimously. 



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Mr. Gerald Lannan moved for adjournment at 11:00 P.M., until 
Tuesday, April 18, 1972 at 7:30 P.M. in the High School Gymnasium. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN MARY E. ST. HILAIRE 

Moderator Town Clerk 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
April 18, 1972 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin called the adjourned annual Town 
Meeting to order at 7:50 P.M., recognizing the presence of a quorum. The 
following tellers were appointed: 

Arnaud Blackadar Eugene Crane 

Edward Hilliard Edgar Gilet 

The following resolution was proposed by Moderator Daniel J. 
Coughlin to honor Bertram Needham: 

Be it resolved to express the appreciation of the Town to a man who 
has served the Town faithfully on various committees, last of which 
was the Finance Committee. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

Mr. Howard Humphrey moved to take Article 74 out of order. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 74. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the Board of 
Assessors to issue the sum of $150,000 or some lesser sum from Free Cash 
in the Treasury for the reduction of the 1972 tax rate; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Assessors 

UNDER ARTICLE 74. Mr. Richard McDermott moved that the Town 
vote to instruct the Board of Assessors to issue the sum of $150,000 from 
Free Cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the 1972 tax rate. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

Adjourned annual town meeting recessed at 8:00 P.M. 

WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

April 18, 1972 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford: 



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GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in the Chelmsford High School Gymnasium on Tuesday, April 18, 1972 at 
8:00 p.m., then and there to act upon the following article, viz: 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
April 18, 1972 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the special Town Meeting to 
order at 8:00 P.M., recognizing the presence of a quorum. 

The Moderator asked the voters to waive the reading of the sheriff's 
return of the warrant. It was so voted. On a motion to waive the reading of 
the entire warrant, it was so voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of 
$38,000 from the Board of Health Land Fill operation account to the 
Highway Department Waste Collection Account said sum to be used to 
defray the costs of the continued use of the Swain Road land fill facility 
and the Lowell Incinerator for waste collection purposes; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that the Town vote to 
transfer the sum of $38,000 from the Board of Health Land Fill operation 
account to the Highway Department Waste Collection Account said sum 
to be used to defray the costs of the continued use of the Swain Road land 
fill facility and the Lowell Incinerator for waste collection purposes. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

There was no question of a quorum. The special Town Meeting 
adjourned at 8:02 P.M. 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford 
Center, North Elementary School Auditorium, Junior High School Band 
Room, East Chelmsford School, Byam School Cafetorium, Westlands 
School Cafeteria, Senior High School Gym, South Row School Audito- 
rium, Fire House, Old Westford Road seven days at least before the time 
appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this 
meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 6th day of APRIL, 1972. 

GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
PAUL C. HART 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
THOMAS F. MARKHAM, JR. 



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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. Chelmsford April 10, 1972 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of 
same at the following places, wit: McFarlin School All Purpose Room, 
Chelmsford Center, North Elementary School Auditorium, Junior High 
School Band Room, East Chelmsford School, Byam School Cafetorium, 
Westlands School Cafeteria, Senior High School Gym, South Row School 
Auditorium, Fire House, Old Westford Road seven days at least before the 
time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 

The regular Town Meeting reconvened at 8:03 P.M. 

Mr. Reginald Larkin questioned the presence of a quorum. A count 
was taken indicating that there were 161 voters present. 

A recess was called by the Selectmen. After ten minutes, another 
count was taken. There were 202 voters present. 

ARTICLE 51. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Selectmen to appoint a committee consisting of five members, one of 
whom shall be the Chief of Police, for the purpose of proceeding with the 
preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of an addition 
to the present existing Police Station; and to raise and appropriate a 
certain sum of money for the use of said committee; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 51. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote 
to authorize the Selectmen to appoint a committee consisting of five 
members, one of whom shall be the Chief of Police, for the purpose of 
proceeding with the preparation of plans and specifications for the 
construction of an addition to the present existing Police Station; and to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $2,500 for the use of said committee. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 52. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to acquire in fee simple by purchase, by eminent domain or 
otherwise, as the site for a proposed new fire station the following 
described land which is bounded as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the northeasterly side of said Carlisle Street, 
• the northwesterly corner of land now or formerly of Hattie C. 
Gonzales; thence northeasterly by said Gonzales land, two hundred 
three (203) feet; thence westerly at an angle of 90° 4" by said 
Gonzales land twenty-eight (28) feet; thence southwesterly by other 
land of the grantors to the point of beginning. Plan Book 52, Plan 93: 



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and to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or transfer from 
available funds the sum of $6,500, or some other sum of money, to defray 
all necessary costs, fees, and expenses in connection with the acquisition 
of said land and for paying any damages which may be awarded as the 
result of any such taking; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 52. Pertaining to the acquisition of land for a site for 
a new fire station on Carlisle Street. The vote was 

YES 33 

NO 85 Motion defeated. 

ARTICLE 53. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money to be used for 
procuring plans and specifications for a proposed new fire house in East 
Chelmsford; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 54. In the event of an affirmative vote on the preceding 
article, to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
appoint an "East Chelmsford Fire House Building Committee" whose 
function will be to proceed with the procurement of plans, legal and 
technical advice, specifications and costs for the construction of a 
proposed new fire house in East Chelmsford; or act in relation thereto. 

Motion was made to withdraw Articles 53 & 54. It was so voted. 

Article 55 was voted on meeting held March 27, 1972. 

ARTICLE 56. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following 
By-Law relating to the use of Chelmsford Parks & Commons: 

1. No ball playing or other activities that are injurious to park 
property will be allowed. 

2. No riding of bicycles will be allowed. 

3. No livestock will be allowed. 

4. No gas-driven vehicles to be allowed in any Park unless authorized 
by the Park Commissioners. Said vehicles to include automobiles, 
snow-mobiles, motorcycles, mini-bikes, dunebuggies, go-carts or 
any type of gas driven recreation vehicle. 

5. No general rough housing around will be allowed. 

6. All unruly gangs are to be dispersed from Park areas. 

7. No drinking of any alcoholic beverages will be allowed at any 
time. 

8. No climbing on monuments, trees, and shrubs will be allowed. 

9. Permission must be obtained from the Park Commissioners for 
the use of any Public Park, for a definite purpose. 

10. An 11:00 p.m. curfew will be set for use of the parks; 

or act in relation thereto. 

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UNDER ARTICLE 56. Regarding By-Law changes for Chelmsford Parks 
& Commons, defeated unanimously. 

ARTICLE 57. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a certain sum 
of money from the Perpetual Care Interest Account to the Perpetual Care 
Beautification Account; or act in relation thereto. 

Cemetery Commission 

UNDER ARTICLE 57. Mr. Arne Olsen moved that the Town vote to 
transfer $5,000 from the Perpetual Care Interest Account to the Perpetual 
Care Beautification Account. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 58. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer a certain sum of money for surveying 9 acres of land in the rear 
of Pine Ridge Cemetery for future cemetery lots; or act in relation thereto. 

Cemetery Commission 

UNDER ARTICLE 58. Regarding funds for surveying rear of Pine Ridge 
Cemetery for future expansion, this article was defeated unanimously. 

ARTICLE 59. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
certain sum of money for the purpose of purchasing one new two ton 
dump truck chassis for the Cemetery Department, said purchase to be 
made under the supervision of the Cemetery Commission; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Cemetery Commission 

UNDER ARTICLE 59. Regarding purchase of a dump truck chassis for 
Cemetery Department — this article was dismissed. 

ARTICLE 60. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to enter into and negotiate with a Transportation Company for 
Bus Service for the Town of Chelmsford and Lowell areas if it is concluded 
by the Board of Selectmen that such service would be to the best interest 
of the Town; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 60. Mrs. Dolores McGuire moved to amend Article 60 
to add "other than MBTA or other regional bus company" after the words 
"Transportation Company". 

It was so voted. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that the Town vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to enter into and negotiate with a Transportation Company 
other than MBTA or other regional bus company for bus service for the 
Town of Chelmsford and Lowell areas if it is concluded by the Board of 
Selectmen that such service would be to the best interest of the Town. 

It was so voted, as amended. 

ARTICLE 61. In the event of an affirmative vote under the preceding 
article, to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer 



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from available funds a certain sum, said sum to be utilized by the Board of 
Selectmen as the Town's assessment for bus service for the year May 13, 
1972 thru December 31, 1973; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 61. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $29,000, said sum to be utilized by the 
Board of Selectmen as the Town's assessment for bus service for the year 
May 13, 1972 thru May 13, 1973. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 62. To see if the Town will vote to continue to participate 
in a Regional Drug Abuse Control Program, and to negotiate with the 
Greater Lowell Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Program, Inc., d/b/a 
Share, concerning this program, in conjunction with the City of Lowell 
and other Greater-Lowell Towns, and in connection thereto, to see if the 
Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds, a 
certain sum of money to be used for this purpose; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 62. Mr. Eugene Doody moved that the Town vote to 
continue to participate in a Regional Drug Abuse Control Program, and to 
negotiate with the Greater Lowell Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation 
Program, Inc., d/b/a Share, concerning this program, in conjunction with 
the City of Lowell and other Greater-Lowell Towns, and in connection 
thereto, to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $18,000 to 
be used for this purpose. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 63. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds in the Treasury, a sum of money to be 
expended by a Charter Commission elected pursuant to the General Laws 
of Massachusetts, Chapter 43B for the purpose of study and preparation of 
a proposed Charter to be submitted to the voters as provided by and to 
fulfill the requirements of said Chapter 43B; or act in relation thereto. 

Petition 

UNDER ARTICLE 63. Mr. Robert Bennett moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $6,500 to be expended by a Charter 
Commission elected pursuant to the General Laws of Massachusetts, 
Chapter 43B for the purpose of study and preparation of a proposed 
Charter to be submitted to the voters as provided by and to fulfill the 
requirements of said Chapter 43B. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 64. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds the sum of $294 for the use of the 
Chelmsford Housing Authority as operating funds; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Chelmsford Housing Authority 



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UNDER ARTICLE 64. Mrs. Ruth Delaney moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate $294 for the use of the Chelmsford Housing 
Authority as operating funds. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 65. To see if the Town will vote to allow the Chelmsford 
Housing Authority to contract with the Lowell Association for Retarded 
Children, Inc., and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the establish- 
ment of a Community Residence Program for adult retardates within the 
Town of Chelmsford; or act in relation thereto. 

Chelmsford Housing Authority 

UNDER ARTICLE 65. Mrs. Ruth Delaney moved that the Town vote to 
allow the Chelmsford Housing Authority to contract with the Lowell 
Association for Retarded Children, Inc. and the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts for the establishment of a Community Residence Program 
for adult retardates within the Town of Chelmsford. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 66. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds the sum of $500 or some other sum to the 
use of the Chelmsford Revolutionary War BiCentennial Celebrations 
Commission for the preparation of plans for the National Celebration of 
our country's birth to be held in 1975 and 1976; or act in relation thereto. 

Chelmsford Revolutionary War 
BiCentennial Celebration Commission 

UNDER ARTICLE 66. Mr. John Alden moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $500 to the use of the Chelmsford 
Revolutionary War BiCentennial Celebrations Commission for the prepara- 
tion of plans for the National Celebration of our country's birth to be held 
in 1975 and 1976. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 67. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds the sum of $300 to the use of the 
Executive Committee of the Revolutionary War BiCentennial Celebrations 
Commission said funds to be used for the purchase of office equipment 
and stationery, postage expenses, photography expenses, markers, and part 
time clerical help; or act in relation thereto. 

Chelmsford Revolutionary War 
BiCentennial Celebration Commission 

UNDER ARTICLE 67. Mr. John Alden moved that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $300 to the use of the Executive 
Committee of the Revolutionary War BiCentennial Celebrations Com- 
mission, said funds to be used for the piu - chase of office equipment and 
stationery, postage expenses, photography expenses, markers, and part 
time clerical help. 

It was so voted. 



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ARTICLE 68. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following 
By-law: 

TRASH DISPOSAL (Recycling) 

In order to implement a program of recycling in conjunction with 
regular waste collections, residents of every household are requested 
to separate glass, cans and newspapers from the regular waste material 
before depositing same for collection; or act in relation thereto. 

Environmental Advisory Council 

UNDER ARTICLE 68. Mrs. Ethel Kamien moved that the Town vote to 
adopt the following By-Law: 

TRASH DISPOSAL (Recycling) 

In order to implement a program of recycling in conjunction with 
regular waste collections, residents of every household are requested 
to separate glass, cans and newspapers from the regular waste material 
before depositing same for collection. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 69. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for application to 
the Conservation Fund; or act in relation thereto. 

Conservation Commission 

UNDER ARTICLE 69. Mr. John Balco moved for dismissal of Article 69. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 70. To see if the Town will vote to raise ana appropriate 
or transfer from available funds the sum of $22,500 to the Conservation 
Fund, to be held on deposit for use in accordance with the provisions of 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8C; or act in relation 
thereto. 

League of Women Voters of Chelmsford 

UNDER ARTICLE 70. Mr. Richard McDermott moved to amend this 
motion to read "surplus" funds instead of "available" funds. 

It was so voted. 

Mr. John Balco moved that the Town vote to transfer from surplus 
funds the sum of $22,500 to the Conservation Fund, to be held on deposit 
for use in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 40, Section 8C. 

It was so voted, as amended. 

ARTICLE 71. To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-laws 
relating to the use of Chelmsford Conservation Reservations by adding: 

9. No person shall camp or remain overnight on Conservation Land 
without the written consent of the Conservation Commission; 

or act in relation thereto. 

Conservation Commission 



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UNDER ARTICLE 71. Mr. John Balco moved that the Town vote to 
amend the By-laws relating to the use of Chelmsford Conservation 
Reservations by adding: 

9. No person shall camp or remain overnight on Conservation Land 
without the written consent of the Conservation Commission. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 72. To see if the Town will vote to accept a gift of title to 
land from Edgar Clark Dixon, Edna G. Mansur, and Ethel M. McGee, 
described as follows: 

Beginning at the most southwesterly corner of the premises at the 
center of Old Stony Brook near the Boston and Maine Railroad 
Corporation (Stony Brook Branch); thence in a northwesterly 
direction 430 feet, more or less to a point; thence in a northeasterly 
direction, by various courses, 507 feet, more or less to a point; thence 
in a northwesterly direction, 174 feet, more or less to the shore of 
Crystal Lake, sometimes called Newfield Pond; thence in an easterly 
direction, by said shore of said lake, 550 feet, more or less, to the 
westerly side of a canal; thence southeasterly by said westerly side of 
said canal, 270 feet, more or less, to a point; thence in a southerly 
direction, by various courses, 415 feet, more or less, to the center of 
the aforementioned Old Stony Brook; thence southwesterly, by the 
center of said brook, 1000 feet, more or less, to the point of 
beginning. 

Containing about 9.0 acres, all as shown in a plan entitled "Plan of 
Crystal Lake, Chelmsford, Mass. Taken by Town of Chelmsford for 
Municipal Purposes, Public Health, Safety and/or Conservation", Scale 
1" = 100', dated October 1970, by Emmons, Fleming & Bienvenu, 
Inc., Engineers and Surveyors, Billerica, Mass. filed in Middlesex 
North Registry of Deeds. 

The consideration of this conveyance is less than $100. 

These premises are conveyed subject to easements, restrictions, 
agreements or covenants of record, if any; 

or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 7 2. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that the Town vote to 
accept a gift of title to land from Edgar Clark Dixon, Edna G. Mansur, and 
Ethel M. McGee, described as follows: 

Beginning at the most southwesterly corner of the premises at the 
center of Old Stony Brook near the Boston and Maine Railroad 
Corporation (Stony Brook Branch); thence in a northwesterly 
direction 430 feet, more or less, to a point; thence in a northeasterly 
direction, by various courses, 507 feet, more or less, to a point; thence 
in a northwesterly direction, 174 feet, more or less, to the shore of 
Crystal Lake, sometimes called Newfield Pond; thence in an easterly 
direction, by said shore of said lake, 550 feet, more or less, to the 



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westerly side of a canal; thence southeasterly by said westerly side of 
said canal, 270 feet, more or less, to a point; thence in a southerly 
direction, by various courses, 415 feet, more or less, to the center of 
the aforementioned Old Stony Brook; thence southwesterly, by the 
center of said brook, 1000 feet, more or less, to the point of 
beginning. 

Containing about 9.0 acres, all as shown on a plan entitled "Plan of 
Crystal Lake, Chelmsford, Mass. Taken by Town of Chelmsford for 
Municipal Purposes, Public Health, Safety and/or Conservation", Scale 
1" = 100', dated October 1970, by Emmons, Fleming & Bienvenu, 
Inc., Engineers and Surveyors, Billerica, Mass. filed in Middlesex 
North Registry of Deeds. 

The consideration of this conveyance is less than $100. 

These premises are conveyed subject to easements, restrictions, 
agreements or covenants of record, if any. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 73. To see if the Town will vote to accept the following 
mentioned streets, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and shown by 
their reports and plans duly filed in the Office of the Town Clerk, and to 
raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of 
money for the purpose of reconstructing the following-mentioned streets: 

Berkeley Drive Stuart Road 

Cove Street Extension Thomas Drive 

Dawn Drive Windsor Street 
Essex Place 

Providing all construction of same meets with the requirements of the 
Board of Selectmen, and subject to the withholding of any remaining 
bonds until such requirements have been met; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

UNDER ARTICLE 73. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that the Town vote to 
accept the following mentioned streets, as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen, and shown by their reports and plans duly filed in the Office of 
the Town Clerk, and to raise and appropriate no money for the purpose of 
reconstructing the following-mentioned streets: 

Berkeley Drive Stuart Road 

Cove Street Extension Thomas Drive 

Dawn Drive Windsor Street 
Essex Place 

Providing all construction of same meets with the requirements of the 
Board of Selectmen, and subject to the withholding of any remaining 
bonds until such requirements have been met. 

It was so voted. 



90 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

Mr. Eugene Doody moved for adjournment at 9:45 P.M. 

TOTAL WARRANT $12,854,695.32 TRANSFERS $272,900.00 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, JR. MARY E. ST. HILAIRE 

Moderator Town Clerk 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford 
Center; North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High School Band 
Room; East Chelmsford School; By am School Cafetorium; Westlands 
School Cafeteria; Senior High School Gym; South Row School Audito- 
rium; Fire House, Old Westford Road seven days at least before the time 
appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this 
meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 14th day of February, 1972. 

GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
PAUL C. HART 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
THOMAS F. MARKHAM, JR. 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. February 25, 1972 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of 
same at the following places, wit: McFarlin School All Purpose Room, 
Chelmsford Center; North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High 
School Band Room; East Chelmsford School; By am School Cafetorium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; Senior High School Gym; South Row School 
Auditorium; Fire House, Old Westford Road seven days at least before the 
time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy, Attest: 
WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 91 

TOWN WARRANT FOR PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 

April 25, 1972 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in their several polling places, viz: 

McFarlin School — All Purpose Room 
Auditorium — North School 
Band Room — Junior High School 
East Chelmsford School 
Byam School, Cafetorium 
Cafeteria — Westlands School 
Auditorium — North School 
Small Gymnasium — High School 
Cafeteria — So. Row School 
Cafeteria — So. Row School 
Cafeteria — Westlands School 
Fire House — Old Westford Road 

On Tuesday, the 25th of April, 1972, being the fourth Tuesday in said 
month, at 10:00 o'clock a.m. for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the Election of 
-Candidates of Political Parties for the following offices: 

PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE 

20 Delegates at Large to the National Convention of the Democratic 
Party. 

12 Alternate Delegates at Large to the National Convention of the 
Democratic Party. 

10 Delegates at Large to the National Convention of the Republican 
Party. 

10 Alternate Delegates at Large to the National Convention of the 
Republican Party. 

7 District Delegates to the National Convention of the Democratic 
Party. 

Fifth Congressional District 

4 Alternate District Delegates to the National Convention of the 

Democratic Party. 



Precinct 


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9. 


Precinct 10. 


Precinct 11. 


Precinct 12. 



92 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Fifth Congressional District 

2 District Delegates to the National Convention of the Republican 

Party. 

Fifth Congressional District 

2 Alternate District Delegates to the National Convention of the 

Republican Party. 

Fifth Congressional District 

District Members of State Committee (one man and one woman) for 

each Political Party for the Seventh Middlesex Senatoi-ial District. 

35 Members of the Democratic Town Committee 

35 Members of the Republican Town Committee 

The polls will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this 
meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 13th Day of April 1972. 

GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
PAUL C. HART 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
THOMAS F. MARKHAM, JR. 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. April 13, 1972 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of 
same at the following places, wit: McFarlin School All Purpose Room, 
Chelmsford Center; North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High 
School Band Room; East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafetorium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; North Elementary School Auditorium; Senior 
High School Gym; South Row School Auditorium; South Row School 
Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; Fire House, Old Westford Road 
seven days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A. True Copy, Attest: 
WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 



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WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

June 19, 1972 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in the Chelmsford High School Gymnasium on Monday, June 19, 1972 at 
8:00 p.m., then and there to act upon the following articles, viz: 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
June 19, 1972 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin called the special Town Meeting to 
order at 8:08 P.M., recognizing the presence of a quorum which is 300 
registered voters for a special Town Meeting. 

The following tellers were appointed: 

Arnaud Blackadar David Mason 

Eugene Crane Robert Sullivan 

Edgar Gilet Louis Zervas 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that the reading of the constable's return of 
the warrant be waived. It was so voted. Motion to waive reading of entire 
warrant. Motion carried. 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available 
funds a certain sum of money for the purchase of a new motor for a 1957 
Maxim Fire Engine for the Fire Department, such purchase to be made 
under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from available funds the sum of $6,000.00 for the purchase of a 
new motor for a 1957 Maxim Fire Engine for the Fire Department, such 
purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of 
$15,000 from surplus revenue to the Highway Department materials 
account for the purpose of defraying the cost of transporting approxi- 
mately 30,000 cubic yards of loam from a location off Manahan Street 
(Westlands Section) to a municipal site, said loam to be used for municipal 
purposes including landscaping school grounds; or act in relation thereto. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 105 



UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote to 
transfer the sum of $15,000 from Surplus revenue to the Highway 
Department materials account for the purpose of defraying the cost of 
transporting approximately 30,000 cubic yards of loam from a location 
off Manahan Street (Westlands Section) to a municipal site, said loam to 
be used for municipal purposes including landscaping school grounds. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the Road 
Machinery Fund, a certain sum of money for the purchase of a Drain 
Cleaning Machine for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made 
under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from the Road Machinery Fund, the sum of $5,200.00 for the 
purchase of a Drain Cleaning Machine for the Highway Department, such 
purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Chelmsford 
Zoning By-Laws and Zoning Map to change from Single Residence District 
(RB) to Shopping Center District (CC) the property bounded by North 
Road, land of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, land now or formerly 
of Chelmsford House Realty Trust, land now or formerly Benjamin 
Blechman et ux, and land now of John D. Arenstam and Edward J. Duffy, 
bounded and described as follows: 

WESTERLY by North Road, 1,523.42 feet; 

NORTHWESTERLY by a curve forming the intersection of the reloca- 
tion of North Road and the ramp to Route 3, 
154.78 feet; 

NORTHERLY by land of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 

447.80 feet; 

NORTHEASTERLY by land now or formerly of Chelmsford House 
Realty Trust, 935.68 feet; 

SOUTHEASTERLY by land now or formerly of Benjamin & Esther F. 
Blechman, 729.70 feet; 

NORTHEASTERLY again by said Blechman land, 192.67 feet; and 

SOUTHEASTERLY by Lot 1A on plan hereinafter mentioned, 275.69 
feet. 

Containing approximately 23 acres of land, and being shown as Lot IB, 
Parcel 1A, Parcel B, Lot 1C and Lot 2 on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in 
Chelmsford, Mass., Prepared for John D. Arenstam, Dec. 1969, Emmons, 
Fleming & Bienvenu, Inc., Billerica, Mass., Engineers & Surveyors" which 
plan is recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds in Book 
of Plans 109, Plan 165; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. John Arenstam moved that the Town vote to 
amend the Chelmsford Zoning By-Laws to change from Single Residence 
District (RB) to Shopping Center District (CC) the property bounded by 



106 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



North Road land of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, land now or 
formerly of Chelmsford House Realty Trust, land now or formerly of 
Benjamin Blechman et ux, and land now of John D. Arenstam and Edward 
J. Duffy. 

After a lengthy debate on the merits of this zoning change and 
shopping center a motion was made to stop debate. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

The vote on the main motion was 

YES 473 

NO 567 Motion Defeated 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved for adjournment at 10:00 P.M. It was so 
voted. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, JR. MARY E. ST. HILAIRE 

Moderator Town Clerk 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford 
Center; North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High School Band 
Room; East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafetorium; Westlands 
School Cafeteria; North Elementary School Auditorium; Senior High 
School Gym; South Row School Auditorium; South Row School 
Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; Fire House, Old Westford Road 
seven days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this 
meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 8th day of June, 1972. 

GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
PAUL C. HART 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
THOMAS F. MARKHAM, JR. 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. June 6, 1972 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of 
same at the following places, wit: McFarlin School All Purpose Room, 
Chelmsford Center; North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High 
School Band Room; East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafetorium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; North Elementary School Auditorium; Senior 
High School Gym; South Row School Auditorium; South Row School 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 107 



Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; Fire House, Old Westford Road 
seven days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy, Attest: 
WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 



WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

August 7, 1972 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in the Chelmsford High School Auditorium on Monday, August 7, 1972 at 
8:00 p.m., then and there to act upon the following articles, viz: 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
August 7, 1972 

The special Town Meeting was called to order by the Moderator 
Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr., recognizing the presence of a quorum. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that the reading of the constable's return of 
the warrant be waived. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from surplus 
revenue a certain sum of money to an account entitled "Tornado 
Emergency Account", said sum to be used to defray the expenses incurred 
by the Board of Selectmen under their emergency powers as the result of 
the tornado which struck the Town on July 21, 1972; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town vote to 
transfer from surplus revenue the sum of $70,000.00 to an account 
entitled "Tornado Emergency Account", said sum to be used to defray the 



108 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



expenses incurred by the Board of Selectmen under their emergency 
powers as the result of the tornado which struck the Town on July 21, 
1972. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen subject to the provisions of any applicable By-Law to advertise 
and contract for bids for the removal and sale of fill from the bed of 
Crystal Lake, said removal and sale to be for the purpose of restoring the 
lake bed to a condition compatible with its rehabilitation as a recreation 
facility for the citizens of the Town; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Paul C. Hart moved that the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen subject to the provisions of any 
applicable By-Law to advertise and contract for bids for the removal and 
sale of fill from the bed of Crystal Lake according to specifications set by 
an engineering study, said removal and sale to be for the purpose of 
restoring the lake bed to a condition compatible with its rehabilitation as a 
recreation facility for the citizens of the Town. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

Mr. Howard Humphrey moved for adjournment at 8:30 P.M. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, JR. MARY E. ST. HILAIRE 

Moderator Town Clerk 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford 
Center; North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High School Band 
Room; East Chelmsford School; By am School Cafetorium; Westlands 
School Cafeteria; North Elementary School Auditorium; Senior High 
School Gym; South Row School Auditorium; South Row School 
Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; Fire House, Old Westford Road 
seven days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this 
meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 27th day of July. 1972. 

GERALD J. L ANN AN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
PAUL C. HART 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
THOMAS F. MARKHAM, JR. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



109 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



July 27, 1972 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of 
same at the following places, wit: McFarlin School All Purpose Room, 
Chelmsford Center; North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High 
School Band Room; East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafetorium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; North Elementary School Auditorium; Senior 
High School Gym; South Row School Auditorium; South Row School 
Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; Fire House, Old Westford Road 
seven days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy, Attest: 
WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 



TOWN WARRANT FOR STATE PRIMARY 

September 19, 1972 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford: 



GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in their several polling places, viz: 

Precinct 1. McFarlin School — All Purpose Room 

Precinct 2. Auditorium — North School 

Precinct 3. Band Room — Junior High School 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 

Precinct 5. Byam School Cafetorium 

Precinct 6. Cafeteria — Westlands School 

Precinct 7. Auditorium — North School 



110 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Precinct 8. Small Gymnasium — High School 

Precinct 9. Cafeteria — So. Row School 

Precinct 10. Cafeteria — So. Row School 

Precinct 11. Cafeteria — Westlands School 

Precinct 12. Fire House — Old Westford Road 

On Tuesday, the 19th day of September, 1972, being the third 
Tuesday in said month, at 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 o'clock p.m. for the 
following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the nomination of 
candidates for political parties for the following officers: 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS for this commonwealth 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS for the 5th Congressional 
District 

COUNCILLOR for Councillor District 

SENATOR for the 7th Senatorial District 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT for the 32nd Repre- 
sentative District 

REGISTER OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY for Middlesex 
County 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER (2) for Middlesex County 

COUNTY TREASURER for Middlesex County 

The polls will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this 
meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 21st day of August, 1972. 

GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
PAUL C. HART 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
THOMAS F. MARKHAM, JR. 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. August 21, 1972 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of 
same at the following places, to wit: McFarlin School All Purpose Room, 
Chelmsford Center; North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High 



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School Band Room; East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafetorium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; North Elementary School Auditorium; Senior 
High School Gym; South Row School Auditorium; South Row School 
Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; Fire House, Old Westford Road 
seven days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy, Attest: 
WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 



TOWN WARRANT FOR STATE ELECTION 

November 7, 1972 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in their several polling places, viz: 

Precinct 1. McFarlin School — All Purpose Room 

Precinct 2. Auditorium — North School 

Precinct 3. Band Room — Junior High School 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 

Precinct 5. Byam School Cafetorium 

Precinct 6. Cafeteria — Westlands School 

Precinct 7. Auditorium — North School 

Precinct 8. Small Gymnasium — High School 

Precinct 9. Cafeteria — So. Row School 

Precinct 10. Cafeteria — So. Row School 

Precinct 11. Cafeteria — Westlands School 

Precinct 1 2. Fire House — Old Westford Road 

On Tuesday, the 7th day of November, 1972, being the first Tuesday 
in said month, at 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the following purposes: 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 117 



To bring in their votes to the Election Officers for the election of 
candidates for political parties for the following offices: 

PRESIDENT 

VICE PRESIDENT 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS for the 5th Congressional 
District 

COUNCILLOR for Councillor District 

SENATOR for the 7 th Senatorial District 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT for the 32nd Repre- 
sentative District 

REGISTER OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY for Middlesex 
County 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER (2) for Middlesex County 

COUNTY TREASURER for Middlesex County 

And to vote upon the following questions: 

Question No. 1. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to 
the constitution summarized below, which was approved 
by the General Court in a joint session of the two 
branches held June 18, 1969, received 221 votes in the 
affirmative and 22 in the negative, and in a joint session 
of the two branches held May 12, 1971, received 238 
votes in the affirmative and 14 in the negative? 

Yes □ 

No □ 

SUMMARY 

The proposed amendment would authorize the Legis- 
lature to enact a law that agricultural and horticultural 
lands shall be valued, for taxation purposes, according to 
their agricultural or horticultural uses. No parcel of land 
less than five acres which has not been actively devoted 
to such uses for two years preceding the tax year could 
be valued at less than fair market value. 

Question No. 2. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to 
the constitution summarized below, which was approved 
by the General Court in a joint session of the two 
branches held June 18, 1969, received 143 votes in the 
affirmative and 113 in the negative, and in a joint session 



118 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



of the two branches held May 12, 1971, received 243 
votes in the affirmative and 11 in the negative? 

Yes □ 

No □ 

SUMMARY 

The proposed amendment would bring the State Con- 
stitution into conformity with the 26th Amendment to 
the Constitution of the United States by setting the 
minimum age for voting at eighteen. 

Question No. 3. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to 
the constitution summarized below, which was approved 
by the General Court in a joint session of the two 
branches held June 18, 1969, received 258 votes in the 
affirmative and in the negative, and in a joint session 
of the two branches held May 12, 1971, received 262 
votes in the affirmative and 1 in the negative? 

Yes □ 

No □ 

SUMMARY 

The proposed amendment would remove the prohibition 
against paupers from voting. 

Question No. 4. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to 
the constitution summarized below, which was approved 
by the General Court in a joint session of the two 
branches held June 18, 1969, received 264 votes in the 
affirmative and in the negative? 

Yes □ 

No □ 

SUMMARY 

The proposed amendment would authorize the Legis- 
lature to enact a law to permit the Commonwealth to 
make loans for tuition and board at any college, 
university or institution of higher learning to students 
who are residents of the Commonwealth. 



Question No. 5. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to 
the constitution summarized below, which was approved 
by the General Court in a joint session of the two 
branches held August 5, 1969, received 239 votes in the 
affirmative and in the negative, and in a joint session 
of the two branches held May 12, 1971, received 266 
votes in the affirmative and in the negative? 

Yes □ 

No □ 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 119 



SUMMARY 

The proposed amendment would annul Article 49 of the 
Articles of Amendment to the Constitution and substi- 
tute a new amendment which declares that the people 
have the right to clean air and water, freedom from 
excessive and unnecessary noise, and the natural scenic, 
historic and esthetic qualities of their environment. It 
further declares that the protection of the right to the 
conservation, development and utilization of the agri- 
cultural, mineral, forest, water, air and other natural 
resources is a public purpose. 

The Legislature is authorized to adopt necessary legisla- 
tion and to provide for eminent domain takings where 
required for the purposes of the amendment. Any 
property so taken may only be used for other purposes 
or disposed of upon a two-thirds vote of the Legislature. 

Question No. 6. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to 
the constitution summarized below, which was approved 
by the General Court in a joint session of the two 
branches held July 2, 1969, received 204 votes in the 
affirmative and 49 in the negative, and in a joint session 
of the two branches held May 12, 1971, received 245 
votes in the affirmative and 20 in the negative? 

Yes □ 

No □ 

SUMMARY 

The proposed amendment would authorize, but not 
require, the Legislature to modify the Massachusetts 
income tax laws by the use of graduated rates instead of 
the present flat or uniform rates. The Legislature could 
do this in any one of three ways: 

1. Apply a uniform rate or percentage to an individual's 
federal income tax liability; or 

2. Apply graduated rates to an individual's federal 
taxable income; or 

3. Apply graduated rates to income determined to be 
taxable under Massachusetts law. 

The Legislature would also be authorized to provide for 
reasonable examptions, deductions, and abatements and 
make the definition of any term used in the state tax law 
automatically the same as it is under Federal Law. 

Question No. 7. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to 
the constitution summarized below, which was approved 
by the General Court in a joint session of the two 



120 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



branches held June 18, 1969, received 198 votes in the 
affirmative and 63 in the negative, and in a joint session 
of the two branches held May 12, 1971, received 231 
votes in the affirmative and 31 in the negative? 

Yes □ 

No D 

SUMMARY 

The proposed amendment would require that all judges 
must retire upon reaching seventy years of age. 

Question No. 8. Do you approve of an act passed by the general court in 
the year nineteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled 
"An Act lowering to eighteen years the age requirement 
of a person licensed to sell or allowed to purchase 
alcoholic beverages?" 

Yes □ 

No □ 

Question No. 9 "Shall the voluntary recitation of prayer be authorized 
in the public schools of the commonwealth?" 

Yes □ 

No □ 

The polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding this 
meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 28th day of October, 1972. 

GERALD J. LANNAN 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
PAUL C. HART 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
THOMAS F. MARKHAM, JR. 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. Chelmsford October 30, 1972 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of 
same at the following places, to wit: McFarlin School All Purpose Room, 
Chelmsford Center; North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High 
School Band Room; East Chelmsford School; Byam School Cafetorium; 
Westlands School Cafeteria; North Elementary School Auditorium; Senior 



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High School Gym; South Row School Auditorium; South Row School 
Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; Fire House, Old Westford Road 
seven days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 

A True Copy, Attest: 
WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



131 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 




Leslie Vincent, Jean B. Callahan, Carol C. Cleven 
James M. Geary, Jr., Martin Ames, Robert D. Hall 

Martin Ames, Chairman 

Carol C. Cleven, Vice Chairman Robert D. Hall 

Jean B. Callahan, Secretary James M. Geary, Jr. 

Leslie Vincent, High School Student Member 

Thomas L. Rivard, Superintendent 



The Annual Report for 1972: A Record of Selected Educational Events 
of Special Interest and Importance 

Year Teachers Non-Teachers 1 Budget 2 Expenditures 2 Enrollment 



1968 


406 


117 


$4,432,420.00 


$4,189,625.00 


7,806 


1969 


441 


240 


5,437,988.00 


5,242,026.00 


8,296 


1970 


474 


256 


6,416,116.00 


6,200,184.00 


8,755 


1971 


486 


260 


7,296,850.00 


7,070,708.00 


9,002 


1972 


497 


273 


8,305,023.00 


8,090,812.00 


8,990 


1973 


513 


275 


3 




9,282 4 



1 Includes Part Time Personnel 

2 Includes Federal Funds 

3 Not Finalized at Time of Printing 

4 Anticipated 

1972 was a year when a number of significant events occurred — a 
time when a number of important trends emerged — a time when people 
were productively active. 



132 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



The Board of Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' 
leadership role in education began to emerge more actively in its state- 
ments of general philosophy, policy and goals for public education. 



are: 



The ten educational goals developed by the State Board of Education 

1. Physical and Emotional Well-Being 

2. Basic Communication Skills 

3. Effective Uses of Knowledge 

4. Capacity and Desire for Lifelong Learning 

5. Citizenship in a Democratic Society 

6. Respect for the Community of Man 

7. Occupational Competence 

8. Understanding of the Environment 

9. Individual Values and Attitudes 

1 0. Creative Interests and Talents 

Each public school system in the Commonwealth was asked to evalu- 
ate its educational program in response to the following questions: 

1. What policies and programs are presently in operation that serve 
as a means of attaining these goals? 

2. To what extent have these policies and programs succeeded rela- 
tive to the attainment of these goals? 

3. What new programs will be instituted in the September 1972 to 
September 1975 period to attain these goals? 

4. Given additional funds, what new programs would you initiate in 
the 1972-73 school year to achieve these goals? 

The goals of a school system may be presented in many different 
ways, but essentially they must speak to what the citizens of the com- 
munity consider to be the educated person who lives in a world of 
today . . . who will live in a world of tomorrow where he must be able to 
contribute, produce, and live the kind of life that is self-satisfying and 
society-conscious. 

The report of the Chelmsford Public Schools relative to the ten edu- 
cational goals for the public schools of Massachusetts recognizes the need 
for individual fulfillment and accepts that this will vary for different 
people. The goals identify the elements of staff (the teacher in the process 
of learning and teaching) and pupils (the pupil in the process of learning 
and teaching) in a particular environment (building space and scheduled 
time). The relationship among program, staff, pupil, and time-period must 
be- understood if the ultimate determination of what must be provided 
financially now, later, and ultimately is to be done on the most rational 
basis. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 133 



The 1972 year has been a continuation of the many aspects of cur- 
riculum work. Interaction of professional people meeting together to 
review and analyze goals and objectives, to share experiences, has in the 
best sense provided a unique opportunity for the improvement of the 
curriculum. In addition, in-service courses have preceded and strengthened 
curriculum change by allowing certain staff members to continue their 
study. Different members of the staff have also attended and participated 
in state and national conferences. 

Perhaps what is going on in the curriculum area, both within and 
without the classroom, is best summarized in the following excerpts from 
reports filed by school personnel with the superintendent. 

(From the Coordinator Reading): "The ultimate goal of a reading 
program is to provide instruction which will enable pupils to read to the 
best of their abilities and allow them to make suitable contributions to 
society. 

Reading research indicates that a program which attempts to accom- 
plish this goal must start in kindergarten and continue through grade 
twelve; and since no single approach has been proven to be a panacea 
program, it is the responsibility of the school to provide a program tailored 
to fit the special needs of that particular system. The total program of 
reading instruction in Chelmsford is based on this premise and in one of 
gradual and continuous growth which enables pupils to read as well as 
their abilities permit. 

Research further indicates that a well balanced program must be in 
effect if pupils are going to learn to read, use reading in all school subjects, 
read at home as well as in school and read for enjoyment. 

Balance is provided in the Chelmsford program by including the fol- 
lowing types of reading in the total program. 

1. Developmental Reading which develops the basic reading skills in 
an orderly and sequential manner. 

2. Functional Reading which develops the ability to locate informa- 
tional materials, to comprehend such materials and to select materials 
needed to organize what is read. 

3. Recreational and Independent Reading which develops an interest 
in reading and refines reading tastes. 

Learning to read is a highly individualized matter due to uneveness in 
skills development, learning rate, interest and ability from child to child. 
The reading program in Chelmsford attempts to provide for these widely 
differentiated reading needs in all grades by employing capable teachers, 
by effectively organizing classroom and school grouping and by providing 
effective teaching methods and materials. 

In the primary grades a combination approach is employed utilizing 
the best features of the language-experience approach, the multi-basal 
reader approach, a phonics program and the individualized reading plan. 

The combination approach for the intermediate grades makes use of 
multi-basal materials to develop work recognition and comprehension 



134 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



skills, the language-experience approach to develop communicative skills 
and an individualized plan that encourages wide reading on the part of all 
pupils. 

At the present time many individually prescribed reading programs are 
in progress in our elementary schools. This is due to: — 

1. Teacher commitment to this philosophy of teaching reading. 

2. A workshop on individualized reading held during the summer of 
1972. 

3. The availability to all teachers of a vast amount of materials 
completed during the summer workshop. 

4. Intensive inservice instruction in individualization for all elemen- 
tary teachers during the present school year. 

At the Junior High School level the developmental reading program is 
adapted to meet the needs of average readers and purports to increase 
reading competencies and interests of pupils who are about to enter into 
secondary education. 

Remedial instruction at this level is individualized and allows the less 
able readers to improve their performances at their own particular rate. 

The reading program at the High School is completely individualized 
and is primarily remedial in scope. However, college bound students or any 
other students who wish to increase their reading competencies may and 
do enroll in this program. 

Despite the changes in organizational planning and improved reading 
methods, some students fail to respond to classroom instruction because 
of some mental, social, emotional or neurological reason. These pupils are 
cared for by reading and learning disability specialists who conduct 
remedial classes at the elementary, junior and senior high school levels, and 
also support the classroom teachers in an effort to meet the needs of such 
pupils. 

The reading department will continue to review and evaluate research 
studies and will make changes in the curriculum when research indicates 
that change is desirable. The present program of reading instruction, 
according to research and pupil expectations is sound and fits the needs of 
a town which is committed to quality eduation." 

(From the Coordinator of Language Arts): "The primary concern of 
Chelmsford's language arts program is to develop and refine student com- 
mand of that uniquely human communication tool known as language. 
For this reason, the language arts program seeks to develop in students an 
appreciation of their communications heritage, an awareness of role which 
mass media plays in contemporary communications, and some insights 
concerning the probable communications patterns and media of the 
future. The pervasive role of mass media in today's world demands that 
both visual and verbal languages receive attention in the developmental 
English program. Verbal language (i.e. oral and written communication) 
remains, however, the special province and concern of the English 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 135 



program. The Chelmsford language arts program is, therefore, committed 
to developing in students an understanding of the nature of verbal com- 
munication; an appreciation of language and of its specialized applications 
in literature and in contemporary media; an awareness of various usage 
levels and their appropriate application; a respect for language and for its 
role as a vehicle of persuasion and evaluation; and an ability to communi- 
cate ideas, opinions, and feelings with precision and clarity. 

Recent years have witnessed the evolution of a grades 1-12 Scope and 
Sequence chart for the coverage of language arts skills, the adoption of a 
contemporary language arts text series in grades 3-6, and a multi-level 
spelling program with options for intensive individualization in grades 1-6; 
the development of teacher-prepared text replacement materials for grades 
1 and 2; and the preparation of extensive supplementary units in sentence 
building, dictionary skills, composition, advertising, mythology, etymol- 
ogy, and poetry for the elementary grades. Many of the latter units have 
been selected for inclusion in the appendix of the Masschusetts English 
Advisory Report in which guidelines for the teaching of English in the 
state of Massachusetts will be set forth. 

Elementary workshops in the summer of 1972 developed monitoring 
systems and reorganized existing curriculum materials for more effective 
implementation of individualization goals in multi-age classroom settings. 
Additional options introduced into the creative writing segment of elemen- 
tary curriculum included Encyclopedia Britannica's Magic Moments film 
series, Ealing's Story Starter film loops, and several kits, manuals, and 
workshop-prepared visuals and units for use in grades 3-6. Initial steps 
toward the development of an elementary literature component took the 
form of classroom anthologies of children's poetry, folk tales, poetry, 
fables, and myths in grades 1-6. 

An intensive summer workshop in 1972 produced guidelines for the 
writing program in grades 7-9 and expanded in-class laboratories for indi- 
vidualizing skills instruction. Diagnostic tests were also developed for use 
in grade 7. These tests served the twin purposes of providing data for 
individualizing skills instruction in grade 7 and analyzing the effectiveness 
of the developmental skills program in grades 1-6. 

Writing program guidelines and objectives now operate in grades 3-9 
to provide intensive coverage of developmental writing skills and numerous 
opportunities for creative writing projects. Highlights of the program 
include: weekly student writing and/or editing activities in a classroom-as- 
workshop setting; a variety of teacher responses in the form of class edit- 
ing sheets, written comments, taped comments, individual conferences, 
and personalized spelling sheets; increased emphasis on student responsi- 
bility for careful editing of final drafts; and expanded opportunities for 
student "publication" of successful, well edited work. Through the 
cooperation of The Sentinel, a local newspaper, selected student writing is 
published on a weekly basis during the school year. 

Steps toward increased individualization in grades 7-9 have taken 
several forms. Classroom laboratory materials, designed in summer work- 
shops held in 1971 and 1972, provide reinforcement and remediation of 



136 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



language skills and are used in conjunction with the writing program. 
Learning activities packages are in widespread use. In addition, teacher- 
initiated projects in Guided Self Analysis (a method for teacher self- 
evaluation of instructional strategies) and in the development of materials 
for individualized instruction continue to operate at the Junior High 
School and McFarlin School, respectively. 

Multi-media kits, developed primarily through Title III NDEA fund- 
ing, are used in connection with units on mythology, the Bible as litera- 
ture, and specific authors such as Shakespeare and Dickens. These kits 
have proved invaluable as resources for contract approaches to student 
learning. 

The effective use at the Junior High School of innovative approaches 
such as team teaching, pupil contracts, visual composing, small group dis- 
cussion, and role playing and drama activities has been incorporated into a 
sound instructional program that continues to attract the attention and 
interest of many visitors to the school system. As a result, Chelmsford 
Junior High School has been selected as a model site for a day-long confer- 
ence on teaching English in the junior high school grades. 

In the Senior High School, reorganization has taken the form of a 
wide variety of semester length courses in which developmental language, 
writing, and speaking skills are organized under thematic, genre, or literary 
era course structures whose objectives have been specified in terms of 
various ability and interest levels. These courses constitute an attempt to 
organize the curriculum into more effective units in preparation for even- 
tual movement into an elective English program. Notable among these 
units are the individualized reading courses which were considerably 
expanded through NDEA Title III funding. Film study has been incorpo- 
rated into the English program as an extension of a 1969 Title I ESEA 
Grant, and options for student involvement in videotape and slide tape 
composing activities have been provided in many courses. In addition the 
sophomore year program provides students with opportunities to analyze 
the specialized visual and verbal language of mass media and engage in the 
planning and execution of videotape productions. 

An interdisciplinary project involving grade 11 students in a joint 
English-Social Studies American Studies Course, now in its third year, has 
been expanded to four classes, and several elective offerings in creative 
writing and drama permit interested students in grades 10 through 12 to 
work together in areas of common interest. Five year plans call for 
increased attention to interdepartmental projects and considerable expan- 
sion of elective offerings. 

At all grade levels, increased use has been made of visual media includ- 
ing film, videotape, transparencies, and filmstrips. In addition tape 
recorders are being used in many classrooms, grades 3-12, to create class- 
room listening centers, to prepare taped evaluation of student writing, to 
develop remediating materials for students with usage difficulties, and to 
record student discussions for subsequent evaluation. 

Recent research into the problems of English instruction, the effects 
of the media revolution, and increasing emphasis on greater individualization 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 137 



of instruction have created the demand for a more vital and varied 
English program than schools have known in the past. In Chelms- 
ford, every attempt is being made to meet this demand through the devel- 
opment of a relevant and contemporary program at all grade levels." 

(From the Coordinator of Mathematics): — "The emphasis of mathe- 
matics in the Chelmsford School System is on mathematical structures 
learned in an atmosphere of active inquiry. The student is encouraged to 
think for himself and to realize that there are often a variety of ways to 
reach a solution. We have a spiral curriculum where the student meets 
many basic mathematical ideas very early on an informal level, and he 
broadens and deepens these concepts as long as he continues in the mathe- 
matics sequence. 

Recent research in the teaching of mathematics has shown that learn- 
ing is not made more difficult when instruction includes complete, mathe- 
matically correct, and more sophisticated explanations. The modern ideas 
of mathematical structure make learning easier because they simplify and 
unify what the children have to learn. This stress upon more adequate 
understanding enables the Chelmsford School System to expose its stu- 
dents to more mathematics in ilie same time, and it will make the experi- 
ence of learning mathematics more rewarding for the student. 

Understanding of mathematical concepts and some skill with its tech- 
niques are necessary to both the application of mathematics in new situa- 
tions and to the creation of new mathematics, but these understandings 
and skills are far from sufficient. To apply and to invent mathematics one 
must develop proficiency in "problem solving". 

Throughout the Chelmsford Mathematics Program there are carefully 
planned activities that help the pupil to maintain skill and understanding 
as well as to review earlier work. Many unusual mathematical topics are 
presented to stimulate interest and to serve as enrichment. Drill of basic 
facts is presented in various ways that make it more palatable to the 
children as well as to the teachers. Our program contains many unusual 
topics and devices that clarify the standard material; broaden children's 
knowledge of mathematics; and stimulate interest, creativity, and dis- 
covery. Planned exposure to the ideas involved helps children see mathe- 
matics as an ever-growing structure which releases new ideas from basic 
concepts and principles. 

Chelmsford's program coordinates proven teaching techniques and the 
latest developments in learning theory with the precise concepts of 
modern mathematics. Our texts are written in a way that communicates 
the creative aspect of mathematics. At every stage children are encouraged 
to discover ideas for themselves, to look for interesting patterns and rela- 
tionships, and to develop their own generalizations. New topics of interest 
to children are explored both because of their mathematical value and 
because they encourage children to put forth their best efforts. 

Our program utilizes materials which are written from a modern point 
of view. Concepts are approached through an understanding of the overall 
structure of mathematics, and their introduction is appropriately followed 
up by adequate drill for the mastery of skills. At each stage in the 



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presentation of new concepts, attention is focused on how these concepts 
unfold from the basic principles presented earlier. Attention is also 
directed toward certain fundamental principles which later serve to unify 
the study of advanced mathematics. The interrelationships and structure 
within the system as well as the routine facts and algorithms are stressed 
throughout the program. 

A coordinated effort has been made in the elementary schools to 
individualize the teaching of mathematics to students. Supplemental 
materials, manipulative devices, and skill building materials are being 
utilized in order to provide for different levels of ability. The child emerg- 
ing from the elementary program should have a thorough grounding in 
both arithmetic and intuitive geometry. 

The elementary mathematics program in Chelmsford reflects the 
following beliefs: 

• There are fundamental concepts of mathematics which, when 
isolated and presented clearly, provide the learner with helpful 
tools for furthering his knowledge. 

• At every level children are encouraged to think, to question, and 
to understand. 

• Although every generation should benefit from the learning of 
past generations, the creativity of each new generation must not 
be hampered by forcing, upon our pupils, patterns of thought 
which have served us well but which may be inadequate in the 
future. 

• Mathematics can be taught as it really is: A dynamic subject that 
holds extreme fascination for children. 

In our continuing endeavor to meet the needs of individual students, 
the elementary mathematics program has made progress toward individ- 
ualizing its instruction. Although this aspect has been monitored very 
closely, the progress, enthusiasm and observations, to date, have been most 
encouraging. Individualizing instruction is currently going on, in varying 
degrees, in every elementary school. 

Our individualized mathematics system is just that: a system or 
organization of materials, which presents the necessary skills of elementary 
mathematics in a logical succession of separate steps. In a way, IMS is 
based on the truth of an old maxim: "Nothing succeeds like success." With 
each step that is accomplished, a child is highly motivated to move on to 
the next step. 

Diagnostic tests are part of the individualized math curriculum. They 
enable the teacher to prescribe exactly the materials each child needs. 
Check-up tests for each skill folder and for each unit of work tell the child 
whether or not he has mastered the material and is ready to go on to the 
next folder or unit. 

The use of a variety of manipulative devices — centimeter rods, 
balance scales, measuring cups, etc. — is built into the curriculum. These 
materials give pupils an opportunity to learn by doing. Also, the pages are 



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color-coded by topics so pupils can easily locate the materials they 
need. 

Traditional education has long been criticized for forcing pupils to 
learn everything in the same way, at the same time. Individualized instruc- 
tion provides a way for pupils to learn at their own rate, work at their own 
level, and use the method of learning best suited to their needs. 

With this program, fast learners don't have to wait for the rest of the 
class to catch up. Slow learners don't feel helplessly behind. Teachers 
spend more time working individually with pupils or tutoring small groups 
of pupils. 

At the secondary level there is a wide variety of mathematics courses 
offered. Some of these topics have become the foundations upon which 
applications to the sciences, engineering, and mathematics itself are built. 
Most of the topics covered in our secondary mathematics curriculum have 
become part of what every person should know in order to understand the 
complex world in which he lives. Many new materials, methods, and 
grouping practices are employed in the math program to best meet the 
needs of individuals. 

The Junior High School Mathematics Fair was a complete success. 
Some of our students had their projects displayed at the State Fair as well 
as at the Regional Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of 
Mathematics. 

During the past year the Mathematics Leagues at both the Junior and 
Senior High were a credit to their respective schools. Each team competed 
with their counterpart schools in ten surrounding communities 5-8 times 
during the school year. Our Junior High School Team earned a favorable 
second place in its division and a very impressive sixth place for the entire 
state. The High School Team won the divisional title for an unprecedented 
third consecutive year. 

There was considerable refinement made in grouping procedures for 
students of grades 7-12 as well as many revisions in both the mathematics 
curriculum and teaching strategies. Mini courses were offered covering a 
wide range of interests. Progress was made in our continuing efforts to 
meet the individual needs of all our students by: developing some individ- 
ualized learning packages; using programmed materials; implementing a 
diagnostic testing program; and providing materials to enhance the enrich- 
ment and remedial programs. 

During the school year 1971-72, a computer terminal was made avail- 
able to students at the High School. The computer is used as a means to 
complement the existing mathematics curriculum. The important goals are 
for him to learn the effective use of a computer as a problem-solving tool 
and to gain an appreciation of the relationship between mathematics, com- 
puters, and problem solving. These objectives can be achieved by providing 
an efficient means for processing programs written by students. 

Problem solving programs are extremely helpful to our high school 
mathematics students. The student, in order to program the computer to 



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solve the problem, must fully understand the formula and procedure nec- 
essary in solving the particular problem. 

The aim of the computer program is to develop understanding and 
skill in modern methods for solving problems in mathematics and science, 
such as those involving numerical analysis, scientific experimentation, and 
the various applications of mathematics. We believe this training to be a 
most effective method for motivating and integrating mathematics and 
science. 

Mathematics is presented as a way of thinking. In the very process of 
learning the concepts, skills and uses of mathematics, the student will have 
a valuable experience. What is valuable about the mathematics program in 
Chelmsford is not that it is new, but rather that it offers an opportunity to 
children of all abilities to learn mathematics in a more meaningful way 
than had heretofore been possible." 

(From the Coordinator of Science): "The Chelmsford Science Pro- 
gram strives to match the changing role of science in our society, and 
progress is being made to develop an articulate program for grades 1-12. 

During the past five years, the Chelmsford elementary science pro- 
gram has been changing from a science reader text (Concepts in Science) 
to a material-centered laboratory approach. After three years of trial, 
Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) was implemented in 
September 1971, in grades 1 through 3 and extended in 1972 to include 
grades 4 through 6. 

Science Curriculum Improvement Study or SCIS, a National Science 
Foundation curriculum established in 1962 at the University of California, 
under the direction of Dr. Robert Karplus, is a sequential physical and life 
science program. It is a laboratory centered approach which combines 
content, process, and attitude, and provides each learner with opportu- 
nities to participate according to his own level of ability, interact with his 
peers, and improve his understanding of both the products and processes 
of the scientific enterprise. Children are introduced to knowledge of scien- 
tific content through their experiences with diverse physical and biological 
materials. And in the course of their investigations, they engage in observa- 
tion, measurement, interpretation, prediction, and other processes. 

The program helps children form positive attitudes toward science as 
they explore phenomena according to their own preconceptions, and they 
learn to cope confidently with new and unexpected findings by sifting 
evidence and forming conclusions. 

The program has been influenced particularly by Piaget's theories on 
how children acquire, organize, and conceptualize information. For 
example, early units place heavy emphasis on concrete experiences follow- 
ing the Piaget theory that the elementary school child is able to rearrange 
the order of events in his mind, anticipate some effects of his actions and 
represent his thoughts to himself — as long as he has a concrete base of 
experience from which to operate. 

The SCIS curriculum is divided into two subject area programs — one 
in physical science and the other in life science. Although both programs 



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emphasize the use of the processes of scientific investigation, such as 
observing, classifying, experimenting and hypothesizing, both place greater 
emphasis on understanding of fundamental concepts. 

The secondary level offers a comprehensive variety of specialized 
science courses which present the opportunity for all students to gain 
insights into the broad spectrum of science or to pursue in-depth studies in 
areas of specialized interest. 

Several phases of the long range plan have been implemented during 
the past year. At the junior high level, trial of Intermediate Science Cur- 
riculum Study (ISCS) is continuing at grade 7 and has been advanced to 
grade 8 for those students initially involved in the trial. 

Intermediate Science Curriculum Study, a National Science Founda- 
tion curriculum established in 1966 at Florida State University under the 
direction of Dr. Ernest Burksman, is a sequential laboratory oriented pro- 
gram based on individualized instruction. 

The developers of the ISCS program had concluded that most stu- 
dents between the ages of 11 and 15 were progressing from concrete to 
abstract thinking and that members of this age group varied widely in their 
learning rates. Considering these factors to be of critical importance, the 
ISCS project developed an entirely new program for the junior high school 
student — a program that recognizes his individuality and makes the most 
of his emerging conceptual ability. 

ISCS incorporates an instructional technique that allows each student 
to work at his own pace with content that is organized around some of the 
most basic and far-reaching concepts in science. The program aims at 
giving the student a general education in science that is applicable to the 
wide diversity of school and life situations. 

The long range plan calls for continuing the trial at the seventh and 
eighth grade level and extending it to the ninth grade for students pres- 
ently involved in the program. 

At the high school level, all of the science curriculum offerings are 
inquiry oriented with the major emphasis placed on laboratory experiences 
as the learning process. In the area of biology a trial of a field study 
component, utilizing the reservation areas in town, was successfully con- 
ducted during this past Spring. Plans call for extending this component in 
1973 so that all biology students may be provided with the opportunity of 
having a field study experience. 

A multi-level independent approach to the study of modern chemistry 
has been implemented in several classes. The program provides the student 
with the option of electing this course for college or non-college credit. 

The future of science, including the role it plays in our society, will 
not be decided solely by the scientist but also by the non-scientist, as is 
evidenced by today's environmental concern. To make wise decisions, the 
non-scientist will have to have an understanding of the real nature of 
science. The Chelmsford Science Program is aiming for this goal." 



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(From the Coordinator of Social Studies): "The social studies pro- 
gram in 1971 was marked by greater effort in personally involving students 
in the Chelmsford schools in the activities of their own community. Since 
one of the goals of the social studies program is the development of 
citizens who are 'personally involved in improving the society they have 
inherited,' it seems only fitting that this intelligent participation in com- 
munity affairs and in the use of the community's resources serve as an 
integral part of the child's school experiences. 

During 1972 students at Chelmsford High School participated in a 
field study on the 'new politics' as part of their modern problems elective 
course. These students engaged in polling activities, voter registration, and 
stumping for individual candidates or town political committees. Candi- 
dates and representatives from interest groups in Chelmsford visited classes 
at CHS or were interviewed on CHS-TV. The result was learning what 
never would have been possible from a textbook and a greater sense of 
political efficacy. Students enrolled in other courses at CHS conducted 
field work at the Town Hall, the Adams Library, and in a large number of 
public and private agencies as extensive assignments in their coursework. 
They also called upon a variety of resources both in and out of the class- 
room from the Assistant Superintendent of Schools and the Chairman of 
the Board of Selectmen to the former United States ambassador to Japan. 

Junior high school students used the community in a case study 
examining decision-making at the local level. They used a variety of pri- 
mary sources including local newspaper accounts and town meeting 
records to investigate factors involved in re-zoning land and the question 
of conserving the environment versus the building of low income housing. 
Groups of eighth grade students conducted field study into life in early 
New England by using the facilities of resources such as the Old Chelms- 
ford Garrison House, Old Sturbridge Village, and the old burying grounds 
in Concord and Chelmsford. 

Primary grade students continued their simulation of a day in the life 
of a colonial child at the Old Chelmsford Garrison House by engaging in a 
large number of activities such as candle dipping and soap making and 
examining early American artifacts. Students also observed changes that 
have occurred in the history of their community by visiting the Barrett- 
Byam Homestead. Many elementary school classes visited manufacturing 
plants, local banks, and other industries to study their economic system in 
action; while still other upper elementary classes conducted field studies 
into man's use and abuse of his environment. 

Through all of these experiences students in the Chelmsford Public 
Schools have discovered that schools have no walls; that learning can occur 
on Garrison Road and Housatonic Avenue as well as it does on Billerica 
Road or North Road. These same students have discovered that they can 
get personally involved in their society and participate intelligently in it 
regardless of whether they are six, sixteen, twenty-six, or sixty. This par- 
ticipation is most meaningful when it is part of an articulated social studies 
program in grades one through twelve." 



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(From the Coordinator of Physical Education and Athletics): "The 
Department of Physical Education and Athletics provides four special pro- 
grams within the structure of the entire curriculum. They include the 
Instructional Program, the Intramural Program, the Interscholastic Pro- 
gram, and the School Recreational Program. 

The Instructional Program services the various grade levels of one 
through twelve. They include the activities of rhythmics, gymnastics, 
individual and dual activities and team sports. The depth and emphasis of 
the pursuit in each case is determined by the activity to be taught; the sex 
involved; the age level to be served; the skill or lack of skill demonstrated 
by groups; and the ability and experience of the instructor. 

The various intramural programs provide an opportunity in a labora- 
tory setting for the students to apply previously trained skills. The stu- 
dents are encouraged to participate in games, sports, and activities geared 
to their respective levels of abilities. Previously this program was concen- 
trated at the secondary level. During the past year it has included schools 
from the upper elementary levels in basketball and softball. 

The Interscholastic Program is identified with a greater enrichment 
opportunity. There is a strong identification with both the instructional 
and intramural programs. In most cases programs are offered at the varsity, 
junior varsity, and freshman levels. The boys' interscholastic program 
offers a total of twenty-four different teams and schedules while the girls' 
program provides for a total of nine teams and schedules. It should be 
noted that with the opening of the new high school in 1974, greater 
emphasis can be placed on girls' activities through the inclusion of gymnas- 
tics and track and field program. 

The School Recreational Program is designed to provide worthwhile 
leisure time activity for students and hopefully, at a later date, for resi- 
dents of the community. In this setting the students have the opportunity 
to apply knowledge acquired in the formal classroom. The student has the 
opportunity to see science, art, music, physical education, and other cur- 
ricular areas in a new dimension. 

Recreation, therefore, becomes an integral part of education as it 
fosters attitudes and develops skills beneficial to youth and adults alike." 

(From the Program Supervisor of Art): "The basic goal of the Art 
Department throughout all the grades is to make each student aware and 
appreciative of his world through his sensory experiences. Art has a dis- 
tinct role to play in giving each student an opportunity to experience a 
degree of empathy for his culture and for his fellow man. 

The Art program is comprised of four facets: seeing and feeling visual 
relationships, the creation of art works, the study of works of artists, and 
the critical evaluation of art. 

At the elementary levels, the program emphasizes the creating of art 
through a great variety of media and methods, while gaining knowledge 
about art objects in their culture and developing the ability to be dis- 
criminating. At the secondary level, the attempt is to realize all four facets 
of learning at a more intense and mature level of abilities. At all levels, 



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theirs is a curriculum structure which serves as a format for growth and 
development of skills and expression inherent upon the growth of pattern, 
both intellectually and manipulatively, of students; it is kept flexible so 
that immediate needs and interests can be enjoyed and developed. 

The members of the staff are constantly correlating their programs 
with other subject areas in order to make all phases of a student's school 
experiences as meaningful as possible. 

The Department has grown with permanent staff housed in all but the 
small schools. This close association of Art with the other areas is now 
readily evident in very visual terms in hallways and classrooms all over the 
school system. 

The High School area is the only one that not been able to develop 
fully at this time due to the lack of space in the present situation and its 
inherent problems in not being able to satisfy the needs of all of our 
students. 

Efforts are constantly made, where applicable, to enter into com- 
munity needs. Activities such as Holiday decorations for Veterans' Hos- 
pitals, posters to supplement the Safety Campaign sponsored by the Police 
Department, ecology symbols, decorations for Fairs, backgrounds for 
Plays, displays at Adams Library, are some of the activities entered into 
this past year. 

Last June, the Art Department held the FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS in 
collaboration with the Music Department, in the hope of showing to our 
townspeople some of the many interesting things that are going on in our 
schools in all areas of the Arts. The response was enthusiastic and we are 
pleased to announce that the Second Festival will be planned for May of 
1973." 

(From the Program Supervisor of Music): "The purpose of the music 
education program is to assist students to appreciate, understand, partici- 
pate and respond with sensitivity to music; and the music staff, both vocal 
and instrumental, is dedicated to this purpose. 

Research and experience show that a meaningful program in our 
elementary schools has to have top priority as we rebuild and develop the 
music department. During 1972, elementary music specialists in each large 
building and two weekly visits to the small buildings saw many promising 
changes. During our summer workshop, a guide for grade one through six 
was developed and as the staff implement, evaluate, and revise each sec- 
tion, a meaningful curriculum will develop for all schools. 

Additional instrumental staff saw tremendous growth in grades five 
through nine. While there were less than 300 at the close of school in 

1971, there were over 450 in June of 1972, and over 700 in December of 

1972. The high school will begin to feel this impact in September, 1973. 

The string program continued to grow, and while only in the second 
year, over 100 students are taking part, and it is obvious that full orches- 
tras will become part of our secondary schools in a matter of a few years. 



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General music classes in grades seven and eight have continued and an 
elective music program for grade nine was begun in September which filled 
a need as until this time music had not been available. 

The high school has not yet been affected by many of these changes. 
They were active as usual. A successful production of the 'King and I' was 
the highlight of the vocal department while the band had an Exchange 
Concert with East Providence, Rhode Island. Both combined talents for a 
Christmas Concert and Spring Concert. The band, majorettes, and color 
guard added to the festivities at each football game and the annual Memo- 
rial Day Parade." 

(From the Supervisor of Instructional Media): "The staff of the 
Instructional Media Center is committed to the pursuit of the following 
goals: 

Basic Communication Skills 

Students are exposed to a myriad of messages, both in and out of 
school, which are transmitted through a wide variety of media. We believe 
that a graduate of the Chelmsford Public Schools should be able to under- 
stand and evaluate these messages and respond to them articulately and 
intelligently. The Media Center can work toward this goal by teaching the 
conventions and techniques of print, film, television, radio, etc., and by 
providing students with opportunities to communicate their own messages 
in a variety of media. 

Effective Uses of Knowledge 

Historically, libraries have functioned as storehouses of man's accumu- 
lated knowledge. It should be the responsibility of the Media Center to 
provide the student with resources of all kinds (print, non-print, human, 
community) and an ongoing program of instruction in how to use such 
resources. The Media Center should, by virtue of its centralized resources, 
be a force for integrating the curriculum and fostering communication 
among the students, the faculty, the administration, the public library, and 
the community as a whole. 

Creative Interests and Talents 

Education should provide every student with opportunities to nurture 
his interests and to discover and develop his natural talents. To achieve this 
goal, the Media Center must contain the physical space, the materials, and 
the personnel necessary for individualized, independent study and for 
active, creative production in a variety of media. This program should be 
sufficient in breadth and depth to satisfy the needs of all students, slow 
learners as well as the academically gifted. 

Capacity and Desire for Lifelong Learning 

Because people spend most of their lives outside a formal program of 
education, a measure of a school's success is its ability to stimulate its 
students' natural capacity, intellectual curiosity, and desire for lifelong 
learning. The skills a student learns in the Media Center and the areas to 
which he is exposed should serve him not only today, but for life." 



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(From the Head of our High School Business Education Depart- 
ment): "The business education department at Chelmsford High School 
has two broad sets of aims or objectives: basic business education for all 
students and technical or specific vocational competency for those indi- 
viduals who plan to enter a business career. At the present time, approxi- 
mately nine hundred students are enrolled in various course sequences 
within the business department. There are fifteen different course offer- 
ings and forty class sections meeting daily. In addition, mini-course offer- 
ings include basic typewriting, advanced typewriting review, IBM key 
punching, and personal income tax preparation. There are twenty-four 
business students enrolled in the cooperative education program working 
part time in local businesses. 

Two new courses are being offered for the college-bound students: 
Personal Typewriting — there are nine divisions with approximately 240 
students enrolled; and Introduction to Modern Data Processing and Com- 
puter Programming — two divisions with 30 students enrolled." 

(From the Head of our Secondary Foreign Language Depart- 
ment): "At the Senior High School, the mini course offerings were 
expanded to include: Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, 
Portugese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Native speakers were recruited 
from the community, the school system and nearby Lowell Technological 
Institute. 

Individual study programs are still being offered to some students in 
Spanish and German. These programs stress student learning at an indi- 
vidualized rate of speed and closely incorporate numerous educational 
aids. 

A fifteen day summer workshop was devoted to curriculum planning 
and development. A significant addition to the foreign language curricu- 
lum are the two-year terminal programs which are now ready for imple- 
mentation. A note of interest: Enrollment in foreign language classes at 
Chelmsford High School, especially at the upper levels, has been on the 
increase. Nationally, enrollment in Foreign Language Classes has been 
decreasing." 

(From the Head of our Secondary Industrial Arts Department): "The 
Industrial Arts and Home Economics Departments of the school system 
continue to have an increase of students as students become more aware of 
the various opportunities that are available to them in the area of career 
preparation. 

A summer workshop was held for four Industrial Art teachers to 
update the Industrial Arts IV program from one of in depth study of 
woodworking, metalworking and printing areas to a course of study that 
introduces students to the study of American Industry through the investi- 
gation of Industrial Relations, Plant Engineering, Manufacturing, Produc- 
tion, Marketing and Finance. 

The Home Economics Department also held a second summer work- 
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held during the summer of 1971 was recognized by the evaluating com- 
mittee that gave both the Home Economics and Industrial Art Depart- 
ments outstanding recommendations. 

The School Committee has instructed the administration of the school 
department to implement Home Economics and Industrial Arts in grade 8 
for the school year 1973. 

Introduction of these learning experiences will help students at an 
earlier age to become aware of careers clusters and avocational areas that 
are centered around manual dexterity. 

With the opening of the new high school the projection shows career 
education courses in the 7th grade, and hopefully in the future career 
awareness can be introduced into the grades K-6 in various career clusters 
such as communications, transportation, manufacturing, and environ- 
mental control, to cite but a few of the areas or clusters. 

In all of the above programs the basic goals are to assist students in 
developing self-identity, good attitudes, and in expanding career knowl- 
edge and occupational skills leading to appropriate placement and/or con- 
tinuing education at the end of their high school education." 

(From the Head of our Secondary Guidance Department): "The 
Guidance Department at the Secondary level can best be defined as the 
services available to each student to facilitate his academic success in 
school; to help him better understand his strengths and limitations; to 
identify his interests; to aid him in planning for and attaining realistic 
goals. The emphasis is always on the individual, even when students meet 
in groups for guidance purposes. 

Counseling caseloads are increasing as the school population increases. 
However, group approaches are being utilized in an effort to bring services 
to all who need them. This is especially so at the McFarlin and Junior High 
School. 

Every pupil has a counselor to whom he can turn for assistance and 
parents are always welcomed to discuss problems of mutual concern. 

The Cooperative-Work/Study Program now in its third year continues 
to offer terminal students a head start into the employment market, pro- 
viding students with valuable on-the-job training and experiences that 
otherwise might not be available to them. 

Computer services are again available to High School students through 
the cooperative efforts of Nashoba Tech. There are separate information 
banks offering students the opportunity to explore: 

1. All 4 year college options in the U.S. 

2. All 2 year college options in the U.S. 

3. Vocational Tech opportunities available in Massachusetts. 

4. Hundreds of Occupational possibilities. 

5. Numerous scholarship possibilities. 



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Psychiatric referral services can be arranged through the counselors at 
the three secondary schools." 

The major event for Chelmsford High School in 1972 was the visit by 
the Evaluation Committee of the New England Association for Secondary 
Schools and Colleges. Prior to the visit in April, the faculty and administra- 
tion did a self study. The Committee spent three days evaluating the high 
school in terms of the self study. The following excerpt from the High 
School Principal's Report is worthy of being shared. 

"Chelmsford High School has been recommended for continued mem- 
bership and accreditation for the New England Association of Schools and 
Colleges for a five year period based on the self-evaluation study and the 
report of the visiting committee. The Commission decision was sustained 
by the Executive Committee of the Association and by the membership at 
their Annual Meeting in December. 

The visiting committee report contains many commendations pointing 
to the strengths of the school to include community and professional staff 
response to financial pressures, increasing school population, and other 
concomitant problems that attend increased demands on a school system. 
The community has committed its resources to the education of young 
people through a program of reasonable and necessary expenditures, and 
the professional staff has evinced continuous and genuine concern for 
improvement of services and programs offered by the school. 

There are numerous recommendations in the written report that in 
the judgment of the Commission warrant the thoughtful consideration by 
the faculty, administration, school board, and citizens of the community. 
The self-study of the school points to the need for more continuous and 
in-depth evaluation of programs being offered. In the period of time prior 
to the occupancy of the new building, there is much to be done in terms 
of providing necessary funds for textbooks and supplies along with the 
development and eventual implementation of a broader or more varied 
program of studies. 

The commission reviewed carefully the School Staff and Administra- 
tion section of the report. Apparently, there is need to establish guidelines 
for duties and responsibilities of administrators, supervisory personnel, and 
all professional staff members that relate to in-school duties and responsi- 
bilities as well as the communication between the school and community. 
With an expanding school population and a school department tax increase 
of 118.6 percent in an eleven-year period (1960-1971), it is important that 
school officials develop a comprehensive public relations program. Chelms- 
ford High School now has an excellent opportunity to establish needed 
change in both curriculum and a development of comprehensive profes- 
sional and non-professional staff personnel policies that can be carried 
forth into the occupancy of a new building. The Commission is aware that 
the .many valid recommendations in every section of the visiting com- 
mittee report are dependent upon careful study and necessary implementa- 
tion of many of the recommendations listed in the School Staff and 
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The above is an attempt to highlight points identified during Commis- 
sion deliberation. The body of the full written report contains numerous 
significant recommendations that if implemented should greatly improve 
the quality of opportunity for students served by Chelmsford High School. 

The full written report is available and can be obtained from the 
Chelmsford Libraries." 

Health Education was expanded into all of the elementary grades and 
into the High School. All students in grades one through seven now study 
health education as part of their academic preparation. The health units 
covered include safety, nutrition, first aid, human anatomy, mental health, 
dental health, alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse, community health and 
consumer education. 

The high school health course is available to all junior and senior 
students on an elective basis. The major units discussed in the health 
seminar classes are comsumer education, mental health, drug, alcohol and 
tobacco abuse and family living. 

The Evening Film Program continues as a successful part of the Health 
Education Program. Film presentations available to parents and their chil- 
dren are:" A Half-Million Teenagers", an excellent educational film on 
venereal diseases for ninth grade students and their parents; "Boy to Man" 
and "Girl to Woman", excellent educational films on growth and develop- 
ment for sixth and seventh grade students and their parents. 

Tremendous credit should go to those members of the Health Educa- 
tion Curriculum Committee for the implementation of the Health Educa- 
tion Program into the School System. 

In light of the new legislation to provide a flexible and uniform sys- 
tem of special education program opportunities for all children requiring 
special education and which is to be implemented in the school year 
1974-75, the present goals of the special education programs are being 
re-evaluated. The new legislation requires an educationally relevant assess- 
ment of each child and broadens the program options of a school system 
In providing special services, including treatment and family counseling 
components. 

Until the new 2,400 pupil high school now under construction is 
occupied in September 1974, the Chelmsford School System will continue 
to suffer from an acute shortage of classroom space. In the fall of this 
year, grades 8 and 9 were placed on double sessions at the Junior High 
School. As a result of this decision, there is now less congestion in the 
corridors of the school and the class size has been reduced, thereby per- 
mitting more individualized instruction. However, many of the after- 
school activities which should be an integral part of the educational proc- 
ess have had to be curtailed. 

The shortage of classroom space also caused the School Committee to 
make its decision to request a waiver from the State Board of Education to 
defer implementation of the kindergarten program into the school system 
until September 1974. 



150 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



The school enrollment on October 1st was 8,990. As compared to the 
enrollment of the previous year, the number reflected a relatively small 
decrease. A closer examination of the components of the total enrollment 
reveals several interesting points. As was predicted, the secondary enroll- 
ment continues to increase. The elementary grades where the population 
has been leveling off decreased slightly. The leveling off of the elementary 
enrollment resulted in no additional teaching personnel being authorized 
for the elementary grades in the 1973-74 school year. 

In grateful recognition for long years of dedicated valuable service to 
the youth and citizens of the town, citizens, School Committee and col- 
leagues recognize the retirement of the following: 

Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, Teacher, Center School 

Mrs. Irene Hadley, Manager, Junior High School Cafeteria 

Mr. John Fay, Custodian, McFarlin School 

Mr. George Tyrrell, Custodian, Junior High School 

Special mention should be made of the fact that in November John T. 
Conrad, Principal of Chelmsford High School for the past twenty-two 
years, submitted his retirement notice effective January 5, 1973. His ser- 
vice remains esteemed in the hearts and minds of the many who knew him. 

The number of teacher applications continued to rise this past year 
even though fewer positions were available. Even though financial condi- 
tions might indicate a lower percent of turnover, the 1971-72 school year 
saw a 9.6 percent change. Eleven personnel were added to the staff in 
addition to the teachers who had resigned. 



IN MEMO Rl AM 



Mrs. Shirley Hardy, teacher in the Business Department at the 
Chelmsford High School, passed away suddenly on January 
20, 1972. Her untimely death put an end to a long career 
dedicated to teaching the children of Chelmsford, a career in 
which she earned the respect and affection of all. 



Mr. Frederick J. Witts, known as "Ted", was the Department 
Head of Maintenance. Death claimed him on April 22, 1972. 
The personnel of the Chelmsford Public Schools will remem- 
ber his infectious smile, his ready humor and his dedication to 
his work. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 151 



Sincere thanks are once again extended to the town officials and 
boards, to the school personnel, to the Parent-Teacher Organizations, to 
the Educational Advisory Committee, and to the Citizens of Chelmsford 
for their cooperation and assistance this past year. 

The change in the fiscal year of all communities in the Common- 
wealth further complicates the budget making process for all town depart- 
ments. The fiscal year now begins with July 1st and ends the following 
June 30th. In order to begin this new cycle, all communities must present 
an 18 month budget to cover the period from January 1, 1973 through 
June 30, 1974. The school department budget is further complicated in 
that the summer pay for teachers for July and August 1974 must be 
included in the present eighteen month budget and encumbered for July 
and August payments. The reason for this is that legally the teachers have 
earned their entire salary by June 30th of each school year. 

The School Committee shares the general concern over the fact that 
adequate support of our public school system appears to involve the 
imposition of an increasingly heavy burden on our local tax structure. This 
concern has prompted us to attempt every possible economy, short of 
those which might threaten to impair our present educational standards or 
facilities. We still consider it our duty, however, to work for the continued 
maintenance and improvement of our standards. 

A summary of income and expenditures of the Chelmsford Public 
Schools for the year 1972 and the budget recommended for January 1, 
1973 through June 30, 1974 is contained in the Finance Committee's 
Annual Report and Recommendations. 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 153 

NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 

REPORT OF THE DISTRICT COMMITTEE 

1972 

Members of this Committee: 

Stratos G. Dukakis Eugene E. Keller 

Thomas F. Markham, Jr. Thomas A. St. Germain 

The year 1972 was one of the highlight years for Nashoba Valley 
Technical High School, for we graduated our first Seniors with an 
exceptional record of 93 of the 97 graduates being placed in occupations. 

DAY SCHOOL OFFERINGS 

Auto Body 

Automotive 

Commercial Art & Industrial Photography 

Community Service Aide 

Data Processing and Business Machines 

Drafting 

Electrical 

Electronics 

Graphic Arts 

Machine 

Metal Fabrication 

Mill & House Carpentry 

Plumbing & Heating 

Notwithstanding its short history, Nashoba Tech has done some very 
progressive things in the field of Occupational Education. It has provided 
many "Firsts" and by and large has created an atmosphere of excitement 
in learning and involvement. Following are some involvements and 
programs that are new, others that are of a continuing nature. 

PROJECT MODEL 

During the year Nashoba Tech was selected to act as a LEA (Local 
Educational Agency) to a State project identified as Project MODEL 
(Mobile Occupational Development Education Laboratories) which is a 
career development program and is comprised of four mobile, multi-media 
teaching laboratories designed to plug-in in a learning environment 
anywhere in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and provide job 
entry-level skills to specific population groups. The target populations for 
the first two years of Project MODEL's operation (1973-1974) are to be 
located in economically disadvantaged urban areas, in institutions for the 
mentally and physically handicapped and in correctional institutions. We 
expect to launch this program in mid-January 1973. Our District is being 
funded totally for this project. 



154 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT TRAINING ACT 

The Manpower Development Training Act provides 100% State and 
Federally reimbursed training to people between the ages of 16 and 50 
who are unemployed, underemployed or unskilled and preferably heads of 
families. The MDTA Courses which have been offered at Nashoba Valley 
Technical High School this year are Automobile Mechanic, Cook and 
Baker (Restaurant and Hotel), and Gasoline Engine Repairman. 

ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM 

The Adult Education Program at Nashoba Valley Technical High 
School has been very successful with an enrollment of 1320 in the 
following course offerings: 

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Heating & Steam Fitting 

Antique Auto Body Machine Shop 

Antique Restoration Ornamental Horticulture 

Automotive — Men Ornamental Sheet Metal 

Automotive — Women Photography 

Auto Body Physical Fitness — Men 

Bus Driving Physical Fitness — Women 

Carpentry Plumbing & Heating 

Commercial Art Printing 

Data Processing Printing — Apprentice 

Electrical Code Radio & TV Repair 

Electricity Secretarial Sciences 

Electronics Sheet Metal 

Fly Tying Small Gasoline Engine Repair 

Health Services Typing 

Woodworking Welding 

EEA INVOLVEMENT 

In a joint effort, the four towns allocated a percentage of their EEA 
(Emergency Employment Act) funds to Nashoba Valley Technical High 
School to provide programming services to our District Municipalities. 
These programs are used to provide computer services for the towns on the 
Nashoba Tech computers when they are not in use for educational 
purposes. 

SENIOR CITIZENS 

Our involvement with the Senior Citizens has continued with many 
pleasant experiences. The school serves a monthly luncheon to the Senior 
Citizens of our District and arranges programs of interest periodically. We 
have encouraged retired tradesmen to serve as tool crib attendants for our 
Adult Education and Manpower Development Training Act Programs. 

LAP's 

For the second year Nashoba has been involved with a Summer 
Workshop with Greater Lower Vocational Regional School and 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 155 



Montachusetts Regional School to produce curriculum materials known as 
LAPs (Learning Activity Packages). When the program is completed the 
material produced will provide for individual instruction to all students. 

COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION 

The school's Computer Center has developed a special program to 
provide CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction). The curriculum for the 
program was drawn up by the Curriculum Corporation of California, 
specialists in this type of curriculum. 

Each student may work on material in reading, math, or English usage 
and grammar. In addition to these three basic courses, any instructor may 
create his own course which can be fed into the computer, to be taken by 
his own students in his particular trade area. 

The students work in a special room built by the Carpentry, 
Electronics, and Electrical department students. Each student works at his 
own terminal which consists of a typewriter keyboard and a screen similar 
to television tubes on which the interaction between the computer and the 
student takes place. 

So far the enthusiasm has been high. A testing program will be 
instituted to determine the progress made by each student enrolled in the 
program. Although our program and department is new, it has already 
been recognized nationally for its activities and programs. Computer 
terminals are also located in the four school departments in our District 
Towns providing services in the following areas: Guidance, Mathematics 
and Science. 

VIPP 

Our Vocational Interests Process Program is a program for special- 
needs students. It is now in its third year of operation and has provided a 
much needed educational segment for youngsters in this category. The 
original name (VAP — Vocational Assessment Program) was changed in the 
interest of better clarification of the program. In addition to academic 
exposure from 12:15 until 2:30 the students receive skill training from 
2:40 to 4:45 in the following areas: Automotive, Auto Body, Machine 
Tool Technology, Metal Fabrication, Carpentry, and Electrical. 

DRIVER EDUCATION 

We consider Driver Education a necessary part of the curriculum in 
our school since our graduates would be very handicapped going into 
industry without the ability and the legal right to operate a motor vehicle. 
The school provides the required thirty classroom hours, the six hours of 
observation, and the six hours of driving. The Instructors involved have 
created such an unusual program that the State Department and the 
Registry have sent classes to observe and collect materials. Our school's 
Bus Driver Training Program is the only program that is recognized and 
authorized by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. 



156 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



JOINT COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE 

At the request of the District School Committee a Joint Communica- 
tions Committee was established to provide a medium for communications 
between Committee Members, Students, Faculty and Administration. Its 
purpose is to resolve problems before they become serious enough to 
disrupt the educational process. The Joint Communications Committee 
provides recommendations to the Administration for remedial action. 

STUDENT COUNCIL 

The Student Council has put in a year of growth and involvement, and 
has made some meaningful contributions. Plans are in the offing for a 
federation of student councils in the area of Regional-Vocational schools. 

The Student Council sponsored a Christmas party for the second 
consecutive year for the children from the Spanish-American Center in 
Lowell, under the direction of Father Luciano. It was a great success and 
the entire school helped with the party. 

Local merchants donated toys, the Teachers' Association donated 
money, the students raised money by running dances, and both the 
teachers and students helped decorate. 

OCCUPATIONAL REHABILITATION TRAINING 

The ORT volunteers (Occupational Rehabilitation Training) have 
contributed in many ways since the first year our school opened its doors. 
This year was no exception as the ORT women have aided greatly in the 
organization and running of the computer assisted learning program; 
particularly while in its early stages. 

Some of the women have assisted in the school library and currently 
are being considered for clerical help in the Guidance Department. 

These women have been consistently helpful and their dedication has 
been most earnestly appreciated. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE 

The Community Service Aide Center was designed and remodeled by 
Nashoba Tech students. The building now houses the Home Economics 
section of the Community Service Aide and will house, in the near future a 
pre-school for the nursery-kindergarten aid section of Community Service 
Aide. The Center, which is on school grounds, faces South Chelmsford 
Road. 

One of the most successful phases of our school is the Co-Op Program 
where qualified Seniors are permitted to work in their respective occupa- 
tions in properly approved firms on an alternate week basis. 

The Co-Op Program has proved to be a rewarding experience for our 
students and their employers; and the on-the-job productive work oppor- 
tunity with bi-weekly remuneration tends to highly motivate the student 
and offer many valuable work experiences. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 157 



RECOGNITION AND AWARDS 

The Distributive Education class at Nashoba Valley Technical High 
School won a first place trophy for their class display at the regional 
conference. 

Mary Curran, a Senior Distributive Education student at Nashoba 
Tech was elected Region IV Vice-President of the Massachusetts Distribu- 
tive Education Clubs of America, commonly known as D.E.C.A. which is 
the largest youth organization in the nation for students majoring in 
marketing and distribution. 

Sandra McKinley won a first place trophy at the D.E.C.A. Leadership 
Conference in Hyannis. She qualified to represent Nashoba Tech by virtue 
of her winning first place at the regional conference. She competed against 
D.E. students throughout the state of Massachusetts. Sandy was chosen to 
be on the Committee representing Massachusetts at the National Leader- 
ship Conference in Los Angeles, California. She was one of eighteen 
students representing eighteen states in the area of math. 

This year the Graphic Arts Department was named "runner-up" in an 
in-plant Student Graphics category competition for the entry "After you 
Graduate." This contest was sponsored by 3M Printing Products Division 
throughout the country. 

MILL & HOUSE BUILDING PROGRAM 

This year the house building program of the Carpentry Department 
was put into full effect. After advertising in the local papers for candidates 
who wished a home built a successful candidate was chosen and the 
Carpentry Department has been involved in the building of their first 
house. Other departments will contribute in their respective fields in this 
same project. 

PER PUPIL COST 

The per pupil cost this year was again reduced as the enrollment 
increased and facilities maximized. Nashoba Tech's per pupil cost for 1972 
Was established by the State at $1877, as compared to the State average 
for schools such as ours at $2118. This per pupil cost is the gross operating 
budget cost, divided by the number of students in the school. Vocational 
education, by its nature, is costlier than academic education, because of 
the highly specialized equipment and materials which are required for 
instruction. In view of this expense, the State has, for many years, 
reimbursed the communities and districts for vocational education at the 
rate of 50% of the net operating cost of the school. This reimbursement is 
designed to bring the cost of vocational education into line with the cost 
of academic education. Additional reimbursements of 100% for transpor- 
tation and 65% for bond issue payments, plus other reimbursements, 
substantially reduce the reported gross cost-per-pupil. 

LONG RANGE PLANNING 

The District Committee through its Long Range Planning Subcom- 
mittee has established an Advisory Group comprised of interested and 



158 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



knowledgeable citizens of the four communities to work with the Long 
Range Planning Subcommittee to determine the future needs of technical 
education in our District. Many meetings and much work preceded a two 
part report which will be presented early in 1973. 

SERVICES TO THE DISTRICT 

Using municipal projects as instructional activities the school has 
continued to provide many valuable services to the four towns from most 
of the departments and most recently and significantly Data Processing 
services from the Computer Center. The school's involvements represent 
multi-thousand dollars' worth of services for the cost of materials only. 

GUIDANCE 

In addition to the varied services provided by the Guidance 
Department, some concentrated work has been done on Career Develop- 
ment which should bear beneficial results in the coming year. From the 
Guidance Department also comes the attached summary sheet which 
should be of interest to our citizens. 

NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 
DISTRICT COMMITTEEMEN 

Percy O. Daley, Jr. (Chairman) — Westford 

Thomas A. St.Germain (Vice-Chairman) — Chelmsford 

Augustine L. Kish (Secretary) — Littleton 

Harvey W. Atkins — Littleton 

Stratos G. Dukakis — Chelmsford 

Mrs. Avis Hooper — Westford 

Eugene Keller — Chelmsford 

Thomas F. Markham, Jr. — Chelmsford 

Albert D. Martin — Groton 

Jordan F. Waugh — Groton 



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162 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Robert E. Germann, Chief 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I herein respectfully submit, for your information and review, the 
Annual Report of the Police Department for the fiscal year 1972. 

At the present time the department is made up of 42 permanent men. 

Chief of Police 

Robert E. Germann 



Captain 
Richard F. Campbell 

Sargeants 
Walter E. Edwards, Jr. 
Pennryn D. Fitts 

Patrolmen 
Charles H. Hadley 
Charles Hillman 
Edwin R. Hodgson 
Robert C. Howe 
Lewis Hunter 
James J. Kerrigan 
Ronald A. Leach 
Russell H. Linstad 
Henry R. McEnany 
Mario A. Merluzzi 
James F. Midgley 



Leslie H. Adams, Jr. 
Armand J. Caron 



Edgar L. Auger 
Robert I. Auger 
John J. Bell 

Mark L. Burlamachi, Jr. 
John P. Campbell 
Patrick Daley 
Frederick C. Dillon 
Blair J. Finnegan 
Raymond J. Francisco 
Barnard L. George 
James C. Greska 



William F. McAllister 
Raymond P. McKeon 



Phillip N. Molleur 
John E. Redican, Jr. 
Edward C. Rooney 
Richard A. Simpson 
John B. Sousa 
Robert Trudel 
Howard R. Ubele 
Daniel J. Walsh 
Eugene W. Walsh 
John O. Walsh 
William F. Walsh 
Norman L. Wellington 



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163 



Intermittent Policewoman 
Christina N. Park 



Grace Auger 



Police Matrons 

Mary Long Emily Peake 



Nora Clifford 



George W. Marinel 



School Traffic Supervisors 

Francis DeAngelis 



John Reiss 



Secretary 
Louise A. Pigeon 

Clerk 

Nora F. Clifford 



Auxiliary Police — 1972 

The Auxiliary Police were called upon on eight occasions during 1972. 
The total man hours added up to 879. 

During the summer months, a total of 480 hours were turned in 
checking the homes of the people that were on vacation. This brings up a 
total of 1359 hours donated to the town by the men of this unit. 

This unit meets on Monday evenings each week. Among the projects 
being worked on during these meetings is a Civilian Defense Rescue Truck. 
The men have secured a van body walk-in truck and are in the process of 
remodeling and outfitting it. The number of hours spent at these meetings 
come to 1800. The grand total of hours donated by these men is 3159. 



Director 

Sgt. Walter Edwards, Jr. 



Emile Aberizk 
Robert Abreau 
Lloyd Anstey 
John Breen 
George Brown 
Roger Clarement 
Robert Coates 
Lance Cunningham 
John Daughraty 
Paul Dean 
Leroy Fielding 
Leo Flanagan 
Roger Geoffroy 



ROSTER 
Roger Gregoire 
John Hartnet, Jr. 
Paul Hines 
Robert Lloyd 
Fredrick Mehan, Sr. 
Manuel Mello 
Charles Miller 
Vernon Morris 
Edward Norton 
Andrew Peterson 
George Peterson 
Thomas Peterson 
Phillip Poehler 



Coordinator 

Sgt. Basil Larkin (Retired) 



James Quinn 
David Ramsay 
John Reiss 
George Roscoe 
Louis Scharnberg 
Herbert Schofield 
Alexander Shover 
James Smalley 
Alphe Tremblay 
Raymond Tremblay 
Clifford Varnum 
Richard Wholey 



164 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS 



Calls answered by cruisers 
Summonses Served 
Licenses Suspended 
Accidents Reported 

Personal Injuries Claimed 

Fatal Accidents 
Mileage of Cruiser Patrol 
Special Property Checks 
Station Lockups 
Citations Issued 
Parking Violations 
Doors and Windows found open 



Photocopying Machine 
Firearm Permits 
Bicylce Registrations 
Firearm Identifications Cards 
Court Fines 
Photo graphs 
Auctioned Property 



1971 


1972 


9,084 


11,298 


1,066 


1,290 


148 


144 


835 


934 


449 


383 


4 


7 


353,985 


401,793 


2,809 


2,546 


745 


883 


1,134 


1,081 


640 


398 


189 


344 


THE TOWN 




1971 


1972 


$1,849.00 


$1,601.00 


677.00 


1,554.00 


67.75 


120.25 


394.00 


404.00 


2,468.00 


4,183.00 


297.00 


511.00 




358.00 



Education and Training are still foremost within the department. At 
this time we have men attending Northern Essex, Northeastern and Lowell 
Tech. Colleges. 

Other training courses which our personnel have attended within 1972 
are as follows: 

Massachusetts Police Training Council for Advanced 

Fingerprinting, Wakefield, Mass. 1 man 

Northern Middlesex Police Academy 2 men 

Department of the Attorney General; Basic Narcotic & 

Drug Law Enforcement 1 man 

Department of the Attorney General; Advanced Narcotic & 

Drug Law Enforcement 1 man 

Bentley College Narcotic & Drug Law Enforcement Seminar 4 men 

Harvard Law School Narcotic Procedures 1 man 



ARRESTS 



Crimes Against Persons 
Crimes Against Property 
Crimes Against Public Order 



1971 

39 

11 

1574 



1972 

44 

89 

1481 



Total 



1624 



1614 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 165 



DISPOSITION OF CASES - 1972 

Released 131 

Fined 860 

Placed on Probation 28 

Suspended Sentence 30 

Filed 77 

Not Guilty 38 

Dismissed 4 

Sentenced to House of Correction 7 

Committed to Youth Service Board 16 

Returned or Committed to Middlesex County Training School 13 

Committed to Lowell Mental Health 3 

Ordered to Pay 2 

Turned over to out of town Police Depts. and Courts 86 

Turned over to Armed Forces Police 1 

Cases Pending and Continued in Court 318 

At this time I would like to inform the people that at midyear we 
added a new 1:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. shift to our night patrol. This 
expands our department to a 42 man permanent unit. 

Also this year your Police Department has started the "Property I.D." 
system. This is a means of townspeople marking their property with an 
identification number. This is done by means of an engraving pen. These 
pens are on loan from your Police Department. They were donated to the 
Police Department by the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks. 

In the month of December last year, your Police Department was 
made part of a nationwide Union. They are now Local 341 of the 
International Brotherhood of Police Officers. 

In May of this year a Building Committee was formed to look into the 
possibility of an addition to the Police Station. 

This year we lost 2 men from our department. Daniel Harvey resigned 
to return to private business, and Thomas Machado transferred to the 
Lowell Police Department. 

This year while patrolling the roads and highways of our town the 
mobile units have covered over 401,793 miles. We would like to extend 
our sincere thanks to Bournival Chrysler Co. of Lowell for donating our 
Safety Car. We have seven mobile units on the road. Five of them marked 
and two unmarked Criminal Bureau Cars. 

In conclusion, I offer my thanks and appreciation to the various 
officials and department heads, the Captain, Sergeants, Patrolmen and the 
citizens of the town for their continued help and cooperation. Because of 
their combined efforts I am sure that Chelmsford is a better and safer 
place in which to work and live. 

Respectfully submitted, 
ROBERT E. GERMANN 
Chief of Police 



166 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Frederick H. Reid, Chief 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I hereby submit my report of the Fire Department for the year ending 
December 31, 1972. 

Although the actual number of alarms have been reduced from 
previous years, we did have several multi-alarm fires resulting in large fire 
losses. Two of which were at the Middlesex Training School. Both were 
set. In each case all persons involved were apprehended and convicted. 

A stepped-up fire prevention program was inaugurated in the 
department during the past year, with Captain Robert Spaulding being 
assigned to this program. 

The 1971 fire prevention car has been replaced by a 1972 model 
through the continuing courtesy of Bournival Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc. 

Quarterly inspections were made of all schools, nursing homes, and a 
medical facility as required by state law. Inspections of these facilities 
were also made at other times when deemed necessary. 

Periodic inspections are made of the public areas and utility rooms of 
all apartment buildings. Several violations have been found and have been 
corrected. 

All fire fighters participate in the in-service inspections of commercial 
and industrial buildings. Any violation of law or unusual conditions are 
referred to the fire prevention bureau. These in-service inspections have 
been well received by the business community. 

A study is being made of the advisability of adopting a fire prevention 
code for the town. 

In compliance with state law, all churches having kindergartens who 
do not have the required fire detection and alarm systems were notified 
and are complying. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 167 



This year the department has taken delivery of a new 1000 G.P.M. 
pumping engine. This vehicle is equipped with the most modern advances 
in the fire fighting field and already has proven to be a valuable asset to 
the department. 

In addition, a new pick-up service truck has been added replacing one 
that was several years old. This vehicle is used to transport hose and to 
perform the many service duties required by the department. It is 
furnished with complete snow plowing equipment which is used to keep 
the five fire stations clear of snow and ice. 

The department rescue truck which was originally presented to the 
town as a gift has been retired after many years of excellent service. 

The newest brush fire truck has been converted by the men of the 
department to a rescue vehicle. This was made possible by the drop in the 
number of brush fires due to the ban on outside burning. 

Training of personnel continues to be a prime consideration of the fire 
department, continuous throughout the year, consisting of both outdoor 
drills and indoor classroom instruction. The members of the department 
have received basic and refresher courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation 
under the sponsorship of the heart association. Special classes have been 
held on the handling of all types of gas fires. 

The department has made another advance in the past year consistent 
with modern fire fighting practices. This is the introduction of pre-fire 
planning. Under this system a diagrammed written plan is devised for 
coping with a fire in schools, nursing homes, shopping centers, etc. Each 
man is provided with his own copy of the plan, and in addition each 
engine company carries a copy with them. The plans are reviewed 
frequently and operational drills are held at the various sites. 

This is just another phase in the department's attempt to provide the 
town with the most efficient fire prevention and fire fighting techniques 
possible. 

For 1973, the department recommends that a 1969 4-door sedan now 
being used by the fire department be replaced with a 1973 4-door sedan. 

The department is also recommending through articles in the Annual 
Town Warrant, the purchase of land and funds for preliminary plans for a 
fire station in East Chelmsford. 

The men of the department have continued to maintain the high 
standard of courage and ability that has always been shown in the past. My 
congratulations and thanks to them. 

Also my thanks to all town officials and employees for the excellent 
cooperation that is always given to the fire department. 

Respectfully submitted, 
FREDERICK H. REID 
Fire Chief 



168 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



FIRE CHIEF 

Frederick H. Reid 

DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF 

Edward G. Quinn 



CAPTAINS 

Robert C. Spaulding 



William H. Thayer 
Allen C. Mello 



Charles S. Galloway, Jr. 
James M. Spinney 



Thomas P. Miskell 
Arthur G. Anderson 
Bertrand E. Dixon, Jr. 
Charles Ferreira 
Edward J. McGovern 
Robert K. Adams 
Alvin F. Wetmore 
Jack D. Hadley 
Harvey M. Miller 
Robert A. Bennett 
Robert A. Gagnon 
Harold J. Pierce, Jr. 
Donald A. Weber 
Paul D. Henderson 



PRIVATES 

Peter T. Wetherbee 
Francis J. Conlin 
Donald A. Drew 
James T. Cutter 
Gerald D. Tonks 
Richard P. O'Xeil 
Robert L. Hughes 
Thomas J. Curran 
James P. Flaherty 
Joseph F. Lynch 
Paul D. Hayes 
Terrance A. Goode 
William H. Hadley 
Leo A. Martin 



Emil R. Magiera 
Philip Dube 
Ronald J. Sawicki 
Joseph E. Staveley 
John P. DePalma 
Walter F. Adley, Jr. 
Dennis Vargeletis 
Michael A. Blazonis 
Richard L. Grenon 
Ronald L. Johnson 
Wallace V. Maybury, Jr. 
William V. Cady, Jr. 
Ronald O. Wikander 
James A. Sousa 



CALL FOR ASSISTANCE IN 1972 









Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Total 


Accidents 









2 


1 


2 


1 


1 


6 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


28 


Brush 






3 


2 


5 


38 


38 


1 


2 


5 


3 


9 


2 





108 


Building 






8 


8 


16 


9 


7 


7 


16 


10 


16 


8 


9 


7 


121 


Dump 















1 











6 














7 


False Alarm — 


Mai 


licious 


2 


2 


3 


6 


4 


1 


5 


4 


2 


5 


r > 


2 


39 


False Alarm — 


Accidental 


2 








1 


2 


1 


8 


1 





2 


6 


1 


21 


Miscellaneous 






19 


19 


13 


20 


26 


14 


26 


14 


21 


16 


11 


18 


217 


Lock Oul.s 






3 


2 


1 


2 


3 


2 





1 


1 








1 


16 


First Aid 






4 


1 


1 


2 


1 


3 


3 


3 


1 


2 


1 


1 


23 


Mutual Aid 






3 


3 





2 


1 


3 











2 


1 


1 


16 


Resuscitator 






10 


12 


10 


7 


8 


8 


8 


11 


7 


' 


6 


7 


101 


Vehicle 






6 


5 


4 


5 


8 


8 


12 


6 


5 


3 


3 


8 




Drowning 





















1 




















1 


TOTALS 






60 


56 


S ! 


95 


99 


50 


S6 


64 


59 


5 7 


45 


19 


771 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 169 

REPORT OF THE FIRE STATION BUILDING COMMITTEE 

Eugene Gilet, Chairman 
Edward Hoyt, Secretary Frederick H. Reid, Fire Chief 

Peter Vennard Ralph House 

In accordance with an article in the Town Warrant of March 1970, it 
was favorably voted and money appropriated to construct a fire station to 
be located in West Chelmsford. A committee as outlined above was 
appointed. Land owned by the town was selected, plans drawn, contracts 
awarded, construction started with the building being completed and 
occupied in February, 1971. 

It was reported at the annual town meeting in March 1971 that there 
remained some minor items of equipment to be purchased. These items 
have now been purchased and the building has been constructed and 
furnished within the limits of the appropriation. The committee wishes to 
thank any and all who in any way assisted in the completion of this 
station. 

The committee having completed its work in accordance with the 
article in the warrant respectfully request that the Hon. Board of 
Selectmen terminate this committee as of April 30, 1973. 

Respectfully submitted, 
EDWARD HOYT 
Secretary 

THE EAST CHELMSFORD 
FIRE STATION SITE COMMITTEE 

Timothy O'Conner, Chairman 

Myles Beers, Clerk 

John Hibbard Frederick Reid, Fire Chief 

Francis Bindas Edward Quinn, Deputy Fire Chief 

William Spence Walter McNamara 

Thomas Firth Daniel Leahy 

The East Chelmsford Fire Station Site Committee completed its work 
in October, 1971 with the submission of their selection for the site of the 
East Chelmsford Fire Station. This was the property of Henry C. and Anna 
E. Shedd, lot 119 Carlisle Street. 

The issue was voted on at the annual town meeting in 1972 and 
rejected by the voters. 

Late in 1972 the selectmen requested the Committee to meet again 
and submit a site for the 1973 town meeting. Two additional members 
were added to the committee by the selectmen. Due to the problems of 
calling a meeting in December, no meeting of the committee was 
convened. 



170 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



The selectmen and the fire chief acted independently of the 
committee to propose a site suitable to the chief. 

For the committee, 
MYLES BEERS 
Clerk 




HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

Louis R. Rondeau 
Superintendent of Streets 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Mass. 



The following is a report of the Highway Department for the year 



1972: 



Year 
1945 
1955 
1965 
1971 



No. of Reg. Highway Employees 
10 
21 

27 
35 



The above figures do not include waste collection employees. The 
following is a breakdown for waste collections: 





No. of Regular Waste 




Year 


Collection Employees 


Labor Expended 


1954 


3 


$ 8,104.30 


1966 


13 


61,712.31 


1972 


16 


132,584.92 



On January 1st, garbage collections were included with waste 
collections in the Highway Department. This necessitated an additional 
waste collection truck and three men to handle the additional refuse that 
had to be picked up. The town still maintains the dump and is open for 
Chelmsford residents on Wednesday's and Saturday's from 8:00 A.M. to 
12:00 and 12:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. of each week. 



Seven new streets, or approximately 2 miles of road were accepted in 



1972. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 171 



The Chapter 90 maintenance project consisted of resurfacing approxi- 
mately 2000' on North Road. 

The Chapter 90 construction project was resumed in the spring with 
the complete reconstruction of Acton Road, a distance of 1600 feet. The 
road was excavated, a complete drainage system installed, gravel sub-base 
was placed and a bituminous concrete base course and binder course 
placed over the gravel. Guard rail was installed on both sides of the 
roadway where needed. In the Spring, the department plans to complete 
the project by placing the bituminous concrete top course, loaming and 
seeding and any other incidental work that has to be done. 

Bituminous concrete Type 1-1 top course was laid on Graniteville 
Road, a distance of approximately 800 feet. 

Drainage projects included the following: 

Pilgrim Road — 30 feet 15" aluminum corregated pipe, two catch 

basins installed. 

Davis Road — 24 feet 12" R.C. pipe, 32 feet 12" asphalt coated 

corregated pipe. 

Priscilla Avenue — 20 feet 12" R.C. pipe, one catch basin installed. 

Tadmuck Road — 167 feet 12" steel coated and paved pipe, 25 feet 

12" R.C. pipe, two catch basins installed. 

Graniteville Road — 78 feet 72" steel pipe, two stone headers built. 

Chatham Road — 160 feet 12" R.C. pipe, one manhole built. 

Fairbanks Road — 200 feet 6" perforated pipe. 

Southgate Road — 63 feet 10" asphalt coated and paved corregated 

at North Road pipe, one catch basin installed. 

Boston Road — 34 feet 18" R.C. pipe, two catch basins installed. 

Bartlett St. — One catch basin installed, 

and Acton Road 

Bituminous concrete sidewalks were installed on Boston Road, a 
distance of approximately 620 feet and on Church Street, a distance of 
approximately 1000 feet. 

The annual Clean-Up Days were conducted during the week of April 
24th through April 28th. 

Two additional two-way radios were installed on two pieces of 
Highway Department equipment. 

New equipment purchased for the Highway Department include the 
following: One Front-End Loader, One Sweeper Broom, One Dump 
Truck, One Waste Collection Truck, One Salt and Sand Spreader, One 
Steam Cleaner, One Catch Basin Cleaner and One Sewer Rodding Machine. 

On July 21st, a sudden tornado hit the Town of Chelmsford. A minor 
catastrophe resulted with numerous trees being knocked down throughout 
the Town. A good many man hours were used to clean up the debris. We 



172 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



were very fortunate in having the Army Corps of Engineers from Fort 
Devens who provided manpower and heavy equipment to help aid in the 
clean-up work. 

The usual oiling of streets, including mix-in-places, brush cutting, 
replacing and installing and making of street signs, painting of traffic lines, 
cleaning catch basins, rebuilding and repairing sunken catch basins, sanding 
snow plowing and snow removal, drainage and general maintenance was 
performed throughout the year. 

I wish to thank the townspeople for their kind consideration and 
cooperation and the Police Department for notifying the department of 
dangerous conditions on the roads during the winter months. 

Respectfully submitted, 
LOUIS R. RONDEAU 
Superintendent of Streets 



BOARD OF HEALTH 

Robert A. Finnie, Jr., Chairman 
Byron D. Roseman, M.D. Peter Dulchinos 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL 

Director of Public Health 
Thomas W. Morris, R.S. 

Senior Clerk 
Alice E. Wheeler 

Public Health Nurse 

Louise S. Muir, RN 
Lowell Visiting Nurses Association 

Board of Health Physician 
Benjamin Blechman, M.D. 

Plumbing Inspector, Civil Service 
William H. Shedd 

Permanent Intermittent Plumbing Inspector, Civil Service 
Richard M. Kelly 

1972 was a year of considerable progress in several areas of Board of 
Health endeavor. 

1) The Water Pollution Abatement Program started in 1970, began to 
bear fruit. Thirty-four non-conforming sewage systems were ordered 
corrected. At year's end, 29 had been corrected, plans for correction of 4 
others had been submitted and approved and one was pending. One 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 173 

offender had to be taken to court for refusal to correct his system. He was 
found guilty. 

2) The Water Pollution Prevention Program continued to operate 
well. After 254 perculation tests and ground water determinations, permits 
were issued for 101 new systems and 115 repairs. Thirty-eight sites (more 
than 27 percent) were found unsuitable for sewage disposal. 

3) A Restaurant Sanitation Program involving regular inspections, 
b?cteriological examinations and follow up was instituted. Of the 
restaurants inspected, 63 percent were found unsatisfactory in one or 
more areas, pointing up the needs for a more vigorous program. (See 
Administration.) 

4) Administration and Management. The time invested in proper 
witnessing of perculation tests and ground water determinations was half a 
man year in 1972 (254 tests at 4 hours per test). The heavy burden of 
other administrative, environmental and public health responsibilities of 
the Director left virtually no time for additional programs such as the 
much-needed restaurant inspection mentioned above. Rather than merely 
add new personnel to the office, thereby increasing the tax burden, the 
Board of Health decided to use sound business management practices in 
resolving the dilemma. 

By raising the sewage system installation permit cost from $5.00 to 
$25.00, and repairs from $2.00 to $10.00, the additional qualified 
personnel could be employed by the Board on a part time basis, thus 
making more time available for other needed programs, with no additional 
cost to the tax payer. The new rates are consistent with those used in 
nearby communities. If the new rates were in effect during 1972, more 
than $3,000 additional revenue would have come into the town treasury. 
This would be more than sufficient to carry out the proposed restaurant 
program. 

5) Public Health. During 1972, the Board of Health Nurse has been 
involved in following up cases of tuberculosis and other communicable 
diseases, and in visiting premature infants. 

With the assistance and cooperation of the school nurses and Dr. 
Blechman, immunization clinics were held for pre-school and school age 
children. Two-hundred and fifty children in the 1st and 12th grades were 
given Diphtheria-tetanus Boosters. Sixty-nine 9th graders received mumps 
vaccine. Two-hundred and twenty-five 1st graders received Rubella 
vaccine. One thousand and sixty -nine students and personnel received Tine 
Tests. Three series of pre-school clinics were held in the spring. A total of 
114 children were seen and given a total of 138 immunizations. 

6) Solid Waste Disposal. Although the community voted to imple- 
ment a full-time sanitary landfill at the Swain Road Site in North 
Chelmsford, a later development caused the Board of Health in coopera- 
tion with the Board of Selectman and Chelmsford Environmental Advisory 
Council to continue disposal at the Lowell Incinerator. The rationale for 
this change resulted from a regional incineration/reclamation proposed 
involving Lowell, several surrounding communities, private industry, and 
the Federal Government. 



174 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



If Chelmsford "pulled out" of the Lowell Incinerator, we would not 
be able to become involved with the reclamation project later on. The 
project appears very sound from both the environmental and fiscal points 
of view. 

The voters agreed with this proposition, and the first steps have been 
taken toward funding of the project by the Federal Government. If 
vigorous action is taken by Chelmsford, Lowell and the other participating 
communities in 1973, the program could become a reality. Otherwise it 
will probably be strangled in a web of bureaucratic red tape. 

7) Mosquito Control Study. No progress was made in the study of 
mosquito control this year. Although additional research was accom- 
plished on a low-level basis, no breakthroughs have been discovered in 
environmentally sound mosquito control techniques. The Board of Health 
continues to recommend individual control practices such as, removing all 
possible sources of stagnant water, and using repellent. Even the mosquito 
control professionals agree that spraying and fogging is an expensive means 
of obtaining a small degree of temporary relief. 

8) Other Administrative Matters. A total of 720 permits were issued 
during 1972 for Plumbing, Sewage, Hot Water Tanks Installed, Trailer Park 
License, Burial, and Miscellaneous. Total revenues were $8,836.50. 

As I will be retiring from the Board on January 22, 1973, I would like 
to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues on the Board, Our 
Director Mr. Morris, our Staff, and all of the public and private individuals 
in this community who have helped us try to make Chelmsford a better 
place to live. Together, we have made considerable progress. Thank you 
for your help. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT A. FINNIE, JR. 
Chairman, Board of Health 



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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' SERVICES 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

During the fiscal year ending December 31, 1972, monetary and 
medical assistance was provided to 94 cases representing 261 persons. 

The case load of the Veterans' Services Department has continued it's 
upward trend. Service work for Veterans' and their dependents continues 
to increase each year. 

During 1972 this department assisted scores of Veterans and their 
dependents in filing for VA and State Benefits. 

Cash and Material Grants Account 

Year Expended 

1971 $66,374 

1972 51,215. 

Respectfully submitted, 
TERRENCE E. O'ROURKE 
Veterans' Agent 



BOARD OF APPEALS 

Charles J. Higgins, Chairman 
John Hickey Mrs. Carol DiCiero 

Mrs. Velma Munroe Mrs. Elizabeth Teeven 

ALTERNATES 

Robert L. Kydd S. Robert Monaco 

During the past year the Board of Appeals conducted public hearings 
on petitions for 60 variances and/or special permits. 

Disposition of the petitions was as follows: 

Variances and special permits granted 33 

Variances and special permits denied 22 

Petitions withdrawn 5 

Pending 

The board takes this opportunity to thank all town officials and 
townspeople for their cooperation during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
CHARLES J. HIGGINS 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 179 

PUBLIC LIBRARIES 

Adams Library, Boston Road, Chelmsford Center 

Anna C. MacKay Memorial Library 
Newfield Street, North Chelmsford 




Library Trustees 

Roger P. Welch, Chairman 



Paul Jahn Elizabeth McCarthy 

Jean Mansfield Robert Noy 

Thomas Thorstensen 

1972 saw several new developments at the libraries, the foremost of 
which was the retirement on June 30th of Mrs. William Pickles after 13 
years as head librarian. During that time Mrs. Pickles presided over many 
significant expansions of library service and won many friends for the 
libraries. 

ADULT AND YOUNG ADULT DEPARTMENTS Circulation - 123,896 

Noteworthy developments here include modifications in rules and 
decor. In order to automatically allow a sufficient time in which to finish a 
book the standard loan period for material borrowed from this department 
was increased from two to four weeks, with few exceptions. The reserve 
list was expanded to accomodate unlimited reservations, and a system was 
installed whereby books can be borrowed when a patron's card is lost or 
missing. In the Reference/Adult Reading Room a wall-to-wall carpet was 
added and shelves rearranged to increase book capacity and create a more 
spacious feeling; the attractiveness of this area was particularly evident in 
the Christmas season. In the periodical alcove and youth area, space was 
made for a contemporary paperback collection. 

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENTS Circulation — 82,352 

Highlights were again the summer reading program as well as displays 
of children's art and the addition of a twenty gallon aquarium at Adams 
which has been a delight to young and old. 



180 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



FINE ART DEPARTMENT Circulation - 26,S59 

The Fine Art room had a banner year with marked increases in the 
circulation of films and records. Prints and posters were made available for 
six week loan beginning in November. Eighteen area artists exhibited their 
work here in 1972. 

PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL SERVICES 

The removal of a wall between two storerooms on the second floor 
gave us the flexibility we needed for small-scale programming. Our 
volunteer-run mothers' mornings (babysitting provided while mom 
browses) were popular enough to be incorporated into our regular 
schedule; likewise Thursday (Adams) and Saturday (Adams and MacKay) 
story and activity hours for 3-5 and 5-7 year-olds respectively. Weekly 
visits to area nursing homes to read, chat and distribute books have proved 
very popular. Talks and tours were given to 4th and 7th grade classes at 
both libraries and the librarian addressed four 8th grade classes at the 
Junior High. Book reviews given by Mrs. Bragdon and sponsored by the 
Friends of the Library were, as ever, well received. 70 inter-library loans 
were completed for our borrowers and 88 requested books were 
purchased. 

PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING 

• To the staff of Adams and MacKay, without whose eagerness to 
serve all else would be in vain 

• To Audrey Carragher and the Friends of the Library, in particular 
for the prodigious effort that went into, and the spectacular 
results that followed from, their first annual used book sale, and 
for their many other services on behalf of the library throughout 
the year. 

• To the Garden Club for their decorations and our other donors 
and benefactors who contributed more than 200 records and 500 
books over the year. 

• To our story-tellers and mothers' morning volunteers. 

• To all who made suggestions or complaints. We answered 25 of 
them on the bulletin board but we value all; we can incorporate 
your ideas only if we can hear them. 

Statistical Report 

Fines deposited with Town Treasurer $5,652.46 

State Grant deposited with Town Treasurer $11,787.00 

Books purchased 3,873 

Records purchased 920 

8 & Super 8 mm films purchased 131 

Pictures purchased 70 

Periodical subscriptions 163 

New cards issued 2,078 

Employees (Full time) 9 

Employees (Part time) 15 

Hours open for service per week (both libraries) 98 

Respectfully submitted, 
DAVID J. PANCIERA 
Library Director 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



181 



TRUST FUNDS OF THE CHELMSFORD LIBRARIES 

Year Ending December 31, 1972 



Fund 


12/31/71 


Interest Withdrawal 


12/31/72 


Joseph Warren 


$ 917.10 $ 


44.91 $ 


$ 962.01 


Adams Emerson 


115.79 


5.65 


121.44 


Serlina G. Richardson 


309.15 


15.12 


324.27 


George Fund 


3,477.80 


170.33 


3,648.13 


Aaron George 








Cemetery Fund 


1,352.71 


66.25 


1,418.96 


Amos F. Adams 


15,825.65 


860.58 


16,686.23 


Albert H. Davis 


557.04 


36.49 


593.53 


Thomas P. Proctor 


6,112.23 


302.81 


6,415.04 


Nathan B. Edwards 


1,487.18 


72.82 


1,560.00 


Victor E. Edwards 


1,685.31 


110.44 


1,795.75 


Frederick B. Edwards 


9,600.40 


470.23 


10,070.63 


Flint Fund 


2,744.33 


134.43 


2,878.76 


Clement 


11,807.09 


749.21 644.35 


11,911.95 


Frances Clark 


825.86 


54.09 


879.95 


Gertrude Wright 


1,375.90 


62.58 


1,438.48 


George W. Barris 


858.74 


41.01 


899.75 



$59,052.28 $3,196.95 $644.35 $61,604. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ELIZABETH A. McCARTHY 
Treasurer, Library Trust Funds 



CEMETERY COMMISSION 

Arne R. Olsen, Chairman 

Frank Hardy Arthur J. Colmer 

George E. Baxendale, Superintendent 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following activities report is submitted by the Cemetery 
Commissioners for the year 1972. 

Pine Ridge Cemetery has had two new sections covered by sprinkler 
systems. This has accomplished the task of providing coverage for all of 
this Cemetery's grounds. The wrought-iron fence surrounding Pine Ridge 
has been scraped and painted and an increased amount of foundation work 
has been done during 1972. 

Fairview Cemetery has had two flower gardens installed at the 
entrance gates. Large, overgrown shrubs were removed, resulting in a much 



182 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



more attractive appearance. Fairview has been limed and fertilized each 
year and extensive soil testing has been made this year to find the best PH 
factor necessary to grow a better turf. 

Forefathers Cemetery had, as in the past, a year of historical work 
done. Lots were upgraded and seeded; foundations were repaired. 

All other Cemeteries were limed, fertilized and kept in repair. 

Following much consideration, the Cemetery Commission has 
adopted some new rules and regulations this year, designed for overall 
improvement of our cemeteries. We feel these rules will help make them 
more attractive and more in accordance with the wishes of most lot 



Copies of these rules and regulations are available through the 
Cemetery Commission and may be obtained from the Superintendent at 
the Cemetery Department Office. 

Signs were posted in each Cemetery this year, asking lot owners to 
remove old pots, urns and plastic flowers, as this has been a maintenance 
problem for some time. 

This year we have had 83 interments, listed as follows. 

Pine Ridge: 52 

Fairview: 8 

Forefathers: 2 

Hart Pond: 8 

Riverside: 3 

West Chelmsford: 10 

During the year, we sold 46 additional lots. 

Our income for 1972 is: $8,133.82 

Net income from Operations: $11,698.82 

The Cemetery Department wishes to thank the highway, police and 
fire departments for their cooperation during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARNE R. OLSEN 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 183 




PARK COMMISSIONERS 

David P. Ramsay, Chairman 



Arthur L. Bennett Ralph E. House 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

The Park Commissioners met in the Spring and elected David P. 
Ramsay chairman. At the same time, Donald P. Gray was appointed 
superintendent. 

All the parks were cleared of the Winter debris. Lawn seed, fertilizer, 
and loam were spread as needed. The lawns at the Town Hall and police 
station were cleared and maintained as were the baseball fields at 
Strawberry Hill and Roberts Field. The baseball fields also required 
additional seeding and liming. 

The flagpole at Winship Park in West Chelmsford was repaired and 
replaced following an automobile accident. The flagpoles in the Center and 
East Chelmsford were painted during 1972. It should be pointed out at 
this time that the major flagpoles are checked and painted every two years. 
The Veterans monument in East Chelmsford required considerable 
repairing and painting in addition to a new flag line. 

The park at North Road and Worthen Street was the scene of two 
accidents. Park damages for the first accident were recovered — the second 
is still pending. Neither accident involved a fatality. 

New equipment required in 1972 included a vacuum attachment for 
the "John Deere" tractor and a new hand mower. 

Thanks go to the Kiwanis for two park benches at Gallagher Park. 
Appreciation is also acknowledged for the flag raising and lowering to 
William Thayer at the North Road — Worthen Street park and to Vern 
Woodward at Winship Park. The co-operation of the Cemetery, Fire, 
Highway and Police Departments, the Tree Warden and the many Garden 
Clubs is deeply appreciated. 

Respectfully submitted, 
DAVID P. RAMSAY 
Chairman 



184 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



RECREATION COMMISSION 

William A. Dempster, Jr., Chairman 

Paul Murphy Ralph Nolet 

Harry Ayotte James Gannon 

Haworth Neild Alfred Woods 

Edward Quinn, Director 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

During 1972 the Recreation Commission continued to provide an 
expanding variety of programs for boys and girls. New programs were very 
successful and old programs continued to grow as we attempted to keep 
pace with the growing demands of the community. 

A complete Pop Warner youth football program, after several months 
of extensive planning, was finally realized. Four teams were entered in the 
Pop Warner system, supported by an extensive community-wide flag 
football program. The Pop Warner program is completely family oriented 
so that its value to the community can only grow. 

Also, during 1972 in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club we sponsored 
a youth junior Olympic program for both boys and girls. It was evident 
from the rather large number of entrants that this program would continue 
to be successful. It was a good community effort. 

Youth baseball, basketball, hockey, skating continued to grow and 
continued to place a strain on available facilities. We did not turn away 
any one who desired to participate, but we desperately need to complete 
the community recreation facility at Roberts and the South Row School 
area. 

The Chelmsford Chess Club and the Chelmsford Jaycees cooperated in 
special areas in providing family recreation programs. Again as in 1971 we 
provide a low cost skiing program in cooperation with Groton Hills ski 
area. 

Specialized instruction in arts and crafts provided a more meaningful 
summer program at the 5 playgrounds we staffed during the summer 
months. A community tennis tournament and a special road race on July 
4th were also part of our summer interests. 

It is imperative that additional community recreation facilities be 
completed. During the coming months the commission will direct more of 
its attention to creating these facilities. 

We are again grateful for assistance from all town boards and 
community volunteers. Such effort will insure continued success. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM A. DEMPSTER, JR. 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 185 




BUILDING INSPECTOR 

Peter J. McHugh, Jr. 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is a report of the Building Inspection Department for 
the year 1972: 

There were 327 permits issued. 

The types of permits issued are listed below: 

No. of Estimated 

Permits Type Issued Value 

85 Dwellings valued at $ 1,587,500.00 

111 Additions valued at 346,338.00 

17 Remodelings valued at 44,950.00 

17 Signs valued at 13,355.00 

41 Pools valued at 100,050.00 

9 Utility Sheds valued at 3,225.00 

7 Retail Stores valued at 2,180,000.00 

5 Sidings valued at 9,900.00 

11 Warehouses valued at 1,224,000.00 

3 Office Buildings valued at 79,200.00 

1 Remodel Office Space 50,000.00 

3 Filling Stations 70,000.00 

1 Nursery School 100,000.00 

2 Greenhouses valued at 27,000.00 
1 Sub Station valued at 15,000.00 
1 School valued at 7,300,000.00 
1 Raising Building 

11 Demolitions 



327 Permits with estimated value of $13,150,518.00 



Amount of Salary Appropriation 2,000.00 



186 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Amount received by the town for Building Permits 5,580.00 

Amount of Fees paid to Inspector for Inspections 2,324.00 

Amount disbursed from office expense 278.00 

Number of zoning violation inspected 40 

Number of business establishments inspected 28 

Respectfully submitted, 
PETER J. McHUGH, JR. 
Building Inspector 



WIRING INSPECTOR 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

There were 407 Applications for Inspection issued. 

Six hundred ninety-nine installations were inspected. One hundred 
fifty-six of these were in the Commercial, Industrial category, two 
hundred sixty-one were new houses or old homes rewired. The remaining 
two hundred eighty-two were for minor installations such as service 
changes, temporary services, etc. 

Total Fees collected $3,317.00 

Total Wire Inspectors Salary $2,796.00 

Respectfully submitted 

HAROLD TUCKE, JR. 
Wiring Inspector 



INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is the Animal Inspector's Report for the year 1972. 

Number of Dog Bites 70 

Number of Cattle 229 

Number of Horses 63 

Number of Goats 2 

Number of Sheep 23 

Number of Swine 416 

Number of Cases of Rabies 

Number of Cases of Bovine TB 

Respectfully submitted, 
MARTIN A. GRUBER, D.V.M. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 187 



REPORT OF THE DOG OFFICER 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is a report of my services as Dog Officer for the year 
1972: 

Stray dogs sold to individuals 52 

Stray dogs sold to medical schools 96 

Stray dogs disposed of 56 



Total stray dogs picked up 204 

Complaints investigated 634 

Miscellaneous calls 2,509 

Dead animals picked up 335 

Miles traveled 14,375 

Lost dogs returned to owners 64 

Respectfully submitted, 
FRANK WOJTAS 
Dog Officer 



COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE PRESENT DOG LEASH LAW 

William L. Ary, Chairman 
Frank J. Wojtas Beatrice E. Beaubien 

Joseph R. Burns Carl Seidel 

Elizabeth S. Bartlett Roanne Center 

Howard D. Woon 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 

Town Hall 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

During the past five months the Dog Leash Law Committee has 
conducted a study of the leash law. We have polled the local citizenry 
through the local newspapers, community associations and through 
personal contact. On the basis of the information obtained, the Committee 
makes the following recommendations: 

1. Properly implement with personnel and equipment to carry out 
the required duties during the 84 hours per week that the existing 
law applies. 

2. Completely enforce the existing law, including prosecution of 
offenders. 



188 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



3. Provide for reasonably prompt communication with the dog 
officer(s) at all times. 

The Committee feels that these three things will adequately meet the 
needs of the community. 

The Committee considers that this report terminates our basic 
obligations; however, the Committee's members will be pleased to meet 
with the dog officer for any discussions he might desire. 

Respectfully submitted, 
WILLIAM L. ARY 
Chairman 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

John J. Balco, Chairman 
Florence H. Gullion, Clerk 
Esther F. Blechman (Resigned September 1972) 

Kathleen L. Ehlers (Resigned September 1972) 

Donald House (Appointed September 1972) 

John McCormack (Appointed September 1972) 

Robert E. Howe Jane S. McKersie 

Lorraine A. Shea 

The year 1972 has been one of challenge and change for the 
Conservation Commission. In February, the responsibility for holding 
public hearings and recommending restrictions on applications to fill or 
dredge certain wetlands under Chapter 131, Section 40, (The "Hatch Act 
or Wetlands Protection Act") was shifted from the Board of Selectmen to 
the Conservation Commission. In October, significant amendments were 
made to the act, giving local communities more control over wetlands 
development. The major feature of the new law is to allow local 
Conservation Commissions to place restrictions on the manner in which 
wetlands are developed, a responsibility previously held by the State 
Department of Natural Resources. 

During 1972, ten hearings were held by the Commission under the 
provisions of the Hatch Act/Wetlands Protection Act. In addition to the 
direct efforts involved with holding hearings and determining recom- 
mendations or restrictions, the Commission devoted a great deal of time to 
developing operating procedures for implementing these new responsi- 
bilities, developing standards by which applications would be reviewed, 
attending regional and state meetings devoted to technical and legal 
reviews of the act and gathering data to enable the Commission to make its 
decisions in a sound and reasonable manner. 

The Commission lost several long standing members during 1972. Mr. 
Edmund Polubinski and Mr. Franklin J. Campbell decided not to seek 
reappointment when their terms expired. Mr. Polubinski was a member of 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 189 



the Commission since 1961 and was its chairman for nine years. His 
qualities are best expressed by an editorial appearing in the "Chelmsford 
Newsweekly" when he announced his intention not to seek reappointment. 
"Always a gentleman, quiet spoken and unflappable, Mr. Polubinski 
has been a hard working member, a moderating influence and a 
velvet-gloved leader — to the town's great benefit." 

Mrs. Esther Blechman and Mrs. Kathleen Ehlers also left the 
Commission during the year. These individuals have made major contribu- 
tions to conservation programs in Chelmsford over the years. They are 
representative of a group of people who were concerned about our 
environment and had the tenacity to do something positive to improve our 
physical world long before it became fashionable to do so. 

Activity has continued in developing Conservation Reservations to be 
more accessible and useable by the townspeople. 

Crooked Spring Brook Reservation 

A Master Plan for the development of the reservation was completed 
during 1972. A committee was formed to begin implementation of the 
plan. During the winter months a dam on the reservation began to show 
signs of serious deterioration. The Commission has been working with the 
Board of Selectmen and Highway Department in attempting to repair the 
dam safely and with minimum cost to the town. The Neighborhood Youth 
Corps assisted the Commission during the year by planting trees along 
Crooked Spring Road. The Reservation has been extensively used during 
the year by students from the Junior High in their science classes. 

George B.B. Wright Reservation 

During 1972 further steps were taken to implement the master plan 
for the reservation. Trails were marked and cut, bridges built and a well 
was gravel packed and covered for safety reasons. 

Lime Quarry Reservation 

The Lime Quarry Reservation presented significant problems with 
vandalism during the year. Much of the activity on the reservation was 
directed toward repairing damages to signs and bridges. A large sign 
identifying the reservation was stolen during the year. It is difficult to 
imagine the lengths to which a small group of individuals will go to cause 
wanton destruction in an era of such environmental concern. But it is also 
heartening to see groups of young people willing to repair such vandalism 
and become bridge builders rather than bridge destroyers. 

Deep Brook Reservation 

An identification sign was placed on the reservation during the year. 
No major development activities were undertaken during the year. 

Other major activities the Conservation Commission was involved with 
during the year: 



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• Under the leadership of Mrs. Kathleen Ehlers and Mrs. Esther 
Blechman, trees were given to first grade students to be planted at 
a site of their choice. The program was as well received as during 
the previous year. 

• A long range plan was completed. 

• A Natural Resources Inventory was started by the Soil Conserva- 
tion Service. 

• Several hundreds of man hours were spent by volunteer groups in 
the cleaning of each reservation under the nationwide "Spring 
Offensive" clean-up campaign. 

• Miss Judy Falardeau was chosen as an "Associate Member" of the 
Commission from the Chelmsford High School. 

This report would be incomplete without an expression of gratitude 
to the many Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Garden Clubs and other individuals 
and groups who have contributed their time and talents toward developing 
our reservations. It is not possible to identify all those individuals and 
groups in this report. Their efforts are most appreciated by all Commission 
members. 



COUNCIL ON AGING 

Mary K. McAuliffe, Chairman 
Lillian E. Gould William H. Clarke 

Otis W. Gould George Marchand, Jr. 

Louise Bishop Mary V. Gagnon 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

On behalf of the Chelmsford Council on Aging I wish to report the 
activities of our senior citizens for 1972: 

Monday: Arts & Crafts Unitarian Church (a.m.) 

Drop-in-Center Aldersgate Methodist (p.m.) 

Tuesday: Luncheon — games Elks hall 

Wednesday: Hot lunch program McFarlin School 

Nashoba Tech hosts a lunch one day a month. 

The School Department has been extremely cooperative in making the 
hot lunch program such a success. We plan to expand from a one-day-a- 
week basis to a five-day-a-week program for 1973. 

Our senior citizens continue to help the community e.g. Over 50 pair 
of mittens were made and distributed to Chelmsford families, also hats, 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 191 



ponchos, etc. Over 15,000 volunteer hours have been given by our senior 
citizens of Chelmsford. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY K. McAULIFFE 
Chairman 



HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

Willim H. Drury, Chairman 
John C. Alden Robert E. Picken 

Vincent J. R. Kehoe Robert C. Spaulding 

George A. Parkhurst Robert J. Wolfgang 

Acting under authority of Chapter 40, Section 8D of the Massachu- 
setts General Laws, your Historical Commission is continuing to perform 
research on buildings and sites of historical importance to Chelmsford. As 
a starting point we are working from a list of some 100 existing houses 
which appear on the map of Chelmsford printed in 1831. This list was 
compiled by Mrs. Margaret Mills and the late Arnold Perham, both former 
Commission members, and Mrs. Jane Drury. A major activity during the 
past year has been the gathering of data on these houses for transmittal to 
the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Mr. George Parkhurst has taken 
extensive photographs to accompany this information. 

A record of all pre-1830 stones in Heart Pond Cemetery was compiled 
and submitted to the Massachusetts Historical Commission at their 
request. A similar record is being assembled for Forefathers Cemetery. 

The Commission has worked with other groups in Town organized for 
preservation of historic assets. In cooperation with the Bicentennial 
Revolutionary War Celebration Committee a plan is being formed to make 
the 1975 visiting public aware of our rich heritage. The Old Chelmsford 
Garrison House Association requested a.nd received the assistance of the 
Commission in making formal application to have the 1690 Heywood 
Garrison House included in the National Register of Historic Places. A 
listing in this register is a requirement for consideration when Federal 
preservation funds are distributed by the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development. 

Several errors in names of streets and features have been noted on 
topographic maps of the Chelmsford area. A letter was sent to the United 
States Geological Survey requesting that these be corrected when a revised 
edition is published. 

A program is being instituted whereby some of the more interesting 
old documents and records of the town will be copied on microfilm. 
Whereas all documents and records of legal importance are preserved in the 
Town Hall it must be recognized that it is not feasible for the Town to 
store all the old papers which may be historically interesting but not 
necessary to posterity. An example is the recent discarding of the old 
records of the Town Poor Farm formerly located at the junction of 



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Billerica and Golden Cove Roads. These documents will be microfilmed 
prior to disposal. 

In 1972 Mr. Robert Wolfgang was appointed to the Commission, 
succeeding Mr. Eliot W. Remick who declined reappointment for personal 
reasons. 

The members of the Commission wish to thank the residents and 
Town officials who have cooperated and assisted in our endeavors. We 
look forward to continuing and expanding our program in the coming 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
WILLIAM H. DRURY 
Chairman 



HOME RULE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

William R. Murphy, Chairman 

Michael J. Devine Charles L. Mitsakos 

John J. Griffin Gerald Silver 

Robert L. Stallard 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

Much legislation is enacted each year by the General Court of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts that has impact on the affairs of the 
Town of Chelmsford. In order to understand the full impact of this 
legislation and to attempt to influence bills that are being considered at 
the State House, the Chelmsford Board of Selectmen maintain a Home 
Rule Advisory Committee. The Selectmen have charged this committee 
not only with analyzing pending and enacted legislation for its impact on 
the town but also with recommending new legislation that would benefit 
the community. Although the Committee had been quite active when it 
was first formed in 1963, there had been less interest in it and the 
Committee had been of less service to the town in more recent years. The 
Home Rule Advisory Committee was reactivated in May 1972 and its 
charge renewed. 

Since being reactivated the Home Rule Advisory Committee has 
completed a series of projects vital to the town of Chelmsford. These 
projects include: 

1. A review of the 814 acts and 92 resolves enacted into 
Massachusetts law in 1972. Copies of 333 of these acts were 
forwarded to one of thirty appropriate town agencies for its 
information and action. 



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2. A comprehensive study was made of the new municipal fiscal 
cycle law which demanded an 18 month budget in order to place 
local communities on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year. The study 
was reported to all town department heads, boards, and com- 
mittees at a special meeting conducted by the Home Rule 
Advisory Committee. Information was also provided the local 
press so that the public at large would be informed of the impact 
of the new law on the collection of property taxes. 

3. A thorough analysis of state legislation on equalized or 100 
percent real estate valuation and its impact on state receipts to 
the Town of Chelmsford. The Home Rule Advisory Committee 
drafted legislation which has been filed and will be debated by 
the Massachusetts legislature during 1973. The legislation will 
provide for enforcement by the state taxation commission of the 
law requiring all communities to fully assess property. 

4. The development of APPOINTED COMMITTEE HANDBOOK. 
This publication which will be made available to all town 
committees is designed to help committees focus their major 
efforts to the specific tasks assigned and to prevent technicalities 
and procedures from confusing and frustrating progress. 

5. Organizing a mechanism to review all bills filed for the 1973 
session of the General Court, following these bills through the 
various hearings and readings, and providing timely recommenda- 
tions to the Board of Selectmen on pending legislation. 

The Home Rule Advisory Committee is grateful to the various town 
agencies for their cooperation and encouragement in its work. 

The members of the Home Rule Advisory Committee are indebted to 
their Chairman, William R. Murphy, for his untiring effort and leadership 
in behalf of the Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 
CHARLES L. MITSAKOS 



CHELMSFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Claude A. Harvey, Chairman 
Richard L. Monahan Ruth K. Delaney 

Robert L. Hughes Roger W. Boyd 

During 1972 the authority continued its effort to achieve the 
construction of housing for the elderly in Chelmsford. Action in this 
direction consisted of selection of an appraiser, an engineering firm and 
interviewing fifteen individuals before finally selecting an architectural 
firm to plan the project. In May, we obtained an option on land for the 
site. The bulk of the year was spent in reviewing and refining the proposed 
plans as they were received from the architect and piloting these through 



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the Massachusetts Department of Community Affairs for their approval. 
These and other various state approvals have now been obtained and we 
are presently advertising for bids from interested Sub-contractors and 
General Contractors. Following the awarding of the contracts we will 
proceed with exercising the option for the land, located at the corner of 
Smith and Steadman Streets. The Spring of 1973 will see this project enter 
into its second phase — the actual construction of the buildings. 

At the Annual Town Meeting Article 65 was voted unanimously, 
approving the board's action to proceed with acquiring the property at 34 
Middlesex Street in North Chelmsford to be released to LARC (Lowell 
Association for Retarded Children) and used as a residence for Adult 
Retardates. In October of this year tentative approval of the application 
for financial assistance was received from the Department of Community 
Affairs. We are proceeding now in the lengthy process of completing this 
project, at present time appraisals of the property are being made. It is 
interesting to note that this is the first project of this kind to be funded 
through Department of Community Affairs and guidelines for future 
projects throughout the state are being formulated as we progress. Thus 
each step is being taken slowly and cautiously. 

In June the Authority established a need for a Rental Assistance 
Program in Chelmsford and made application to participate in this 
program. Approval of our application was received in July and an article 
has been inserted in the warrant of the Annual Town Meeting for 1973 
asking for the ratification of the Town of this action. This program will be 
especially beneficial for the people who are on Social Security but are not 
yet 65 years of age and so are not eligible for our Elderly Housing since 
the age requirement for state funded elderly housing is 65 years. 

We are grateful to the people of the Town and the Town officials for 
their cooperation and interest in our work. The Authority meets the first 
Tuesday of each month at 34 Chelmsford Street and all meetings are open 
to the public. 

Respectfully submitted, 
RUTH K. DELANEY 
Secretary 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

As Sealer of Weights and Measures, I wish to submit my report for the 
year 1972. 

In performing my duty I have sealed the following: 

165 Gasoline Meters 
33 Scales 100 lbs. to 5,000 lbs 
51 Under 100 lbs. 



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13 Under 10 lbs. 
128 Weights 

Money received from seals, the sum of $628.80, has been turned over 
to the Town Treasurer. 



Respectfully submitted, 
ANTHONY C. FERREIRA 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 



SEWER COMMISSION 

The Chelmsford Sewer Commission developed and presented to the 
annual town meeting a water pollution control program which in the 
Commission's opinion provided the least cost-long range solution appli- 
cable to Chelmsford. These articles contained a town owned sewage 
treatment plant coupled to sewers connecting lowland areas in both North 
and Center sections of town. The town meeting did not approve the 
articles. The town meeting did authorize the appointment of a study 
committee to select an engineering consultant to assess alternate solutions 
to the town's liquid waste disposal problems and to recommend that the 
Sewer Commission execute a study contract for this purpose. 

The future remained unclear in that any new alternate would have to 
be less costly than already presented in order to obtain voter approval 
while the State desired rapid action on the plan already defeated. The new 
study committee could not be of immediate assistance so the Sewer 
Commission began direct contact with the United States Environmental 
Protection Agency to determine what type of river basin plan might be 
acceptable and eligible for Federal funding. The development of such a 
plan is the responsibility of the State and it was clear that only a large 
regional system would be a desirable alternate to the defeated proposal. 

Although past economic analysis has shown the large regional system 
to be more costly to Chelmsford, the Sewer Commission has applied for a 
$15,000 planning grant to determine the economic and scheduling impact 
that would be involved in connecting into a regional system provided by 
the City of Lowell. The Commission will await the study committee's 
recommendation regarding a consultant to conduct the intra-town analysis 
and solutions and at the same time develop the cost of the inter-town plan. 
Hopefully we will have some definite recommendations by late summer of 
1973. 

Respectfully submitted, 
JAMES J. McKEOWN, Chairman 
MATTHEW J. DOYLE 
JOSEPH GUTWEIN 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN FOREST COMMITTEE 

Martin K. Bovey, Chairman 
Bruce S. Gullion Robert T. Clough 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

Our report this year is extremely brief, as the forests seem to be in 
good shape and, hence, have required very little work. 

One day we shall want to cut out some additional trails in the Mill 
Road Forest, but to date we are not sure just where they should be 
located. 

Relief maps of the Thanksgiving Ground Forest made by Boy Scout 
Troup 66 under the leadership of Frank Greatorex are in place, and the 
so-called Big Circle Trail has been marked with white dots. The Town 
Forest Committee is very grateful to Troop 66 for this contribution. 

A fire — illegally set — burned about two acres at and near the Great 
Rocks. We have cut down and piled the many young pines that were killed 
by this fire. The only other important work in this forest was doing a 
thorough clearing job on the fire road that runs from the southwest corner 
of the forest to Russell Mill Pond at the Carlisle line. This trail was 
beginning to get a little overgrown. 

Both forests continue to get considerable use, and yet there is very 
little littering. Your Committee hopes that those who use the forests will 
continue to treat them with care and respect. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MARTIN K. BOVEY, 
Chairman 



VETERANS' EMERGENCY FUND 

TREASURER'S REPORT TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
January 1, 1972 to December 31, 1972 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

Balance on Hand January 1, 1972: $5,480.64 

Add Receipts: 

The Central Savings Bank, Lowell, Mass. 
. Interest $181.95 

The First Federal Savings & Loan Associa- 
tion, Lowell, Mass. — Dividends 

Payments received $ 102.39 

Payment accrued and in transit 34.64 

$137.03 



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Total Receipts 

Total of Balance on Hand January 1st, 1972 and Receipts 

Deduct Disbursements 

Balance on Hand as of December 1st, 1972 

ASSETS 

Town of Chelmsford: Balance in General Treasury 

Account, on Deposit 
Central Savings Bank, Lowell, Mass., on Deposit, 

Book Number 128790 
Dividend from First Federal Savings & Loan Association 

Accrued and in transit 
First Federal Savings & Loan Association, Lowell, Mass., 

formerly Middlesex Cooperative Bank, Lowell, Mass., 

Ten (10) Paid-Up Shares, 

Certificate Number 3025 $2,000.00 

Three (3) Matured Shares, 

Certificate Number 2380 600.00 

Total Assets 



$ 318.98 

$5,799.62 

None 

$5,799.62 



$ 136.38 



$3,028.60 



$ 34.64 



$2,600.00 
$5,799.62 



LIABILITIES 



Total Liabilities 



None 



Respectfully yours, 

Town of Chelmsford 
Veterans' Emergency Fund 
ALFRED H. COBURN 
Treasurer 



CHELMSFORD YOUTH CENTER 



ADVISORY BOARD 



Michael Barry 
Carolyn Bennett 
Rev. Bradfield Campbell 
Joseph Dappal 
Eugene Doody 



Norman Douglas 
Pennyrn Fitts 
Robert Hall 
James Healy, Jr. 
Mitchell Korbey, Jr. 



Rev. Jerry Lee 
William Murphy 
Robert O'Regan 
Anne Stratos 
JoAnne Wienert 



Youth Center Coordinator — Harry A. Foster, Jr. 

The Chelmsford Youth Center began its second year of operation with 
the hiring of Harry A. Foster, Jr. as the full time coordinator in March of 
1972. The availability of federal funds under the EEA Program, combined 
with Town support, has maintained the Youth Center financially for 1972. 



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The Youth Center, located at the McFarlin School, meets on Monday, 
Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7:00-10:00 P.M., and on Thursday 
from 3:30-6:00 P.M. We have many organized, as well as non-structured, 
activities which include: 

Boys and Girls Basketball Jr. and Sr. Life-Saving Courses 

Volleyball Ice Skating 

Street Hockey League TV, Movies and Record Listening 

Ping-Pong Jam Sessions 

Bumper Pool Yoga Classes 

Various Games Communications Workshops 

As a service to the community, members of the Youth Center have 
participated in the Chelmsford Walk-for-Development, the Camp Paul 
Volunteers Program, and the Tornado clean-up volunteers. 180 Youth 
Center members have taken part in 6 field trips involving over 600 miles of 
travel. Future plans include expansion of programs and operating hours. 

Since the hiring of Harry (Hank) Foster, Jr., attendance has increased 
to over 400 youths per week and programs available have doubled. We, the 
Advisory Board, commend "Hank" for the excellent job he has done for 
the young people of Chelmsford. 

We thank Dr. Thomas Rivard, Mr. Lawrence Silk, the McFarlin School 
staff, the School Committee, the Recreation Commission, and the 
Selectmen of Chelmsford for their cooperation and encouragement. 

Respectfully submitted, 
ANNE E. STRATOS, 
Chairman, pro tern 



CRYSTAL LAKE RESTORATION COMMITTEE 

Edmund Polubinski, Chairman 

James S. Kasilowski, Clerk 

Peter Dulchinos Paul C. Hart 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr. John J. Kenney 

Robert G. Gagnon Robert C. McManimon 

Haworth C. Nield 

The Engineering Firm of Fay, Spofford and Thorndike has been 
awarded the contract to make the preliminary study of building a dam and 
other related work at Crystal Lake. 

They have been making extensive inspections of the area, taking test 
borings and working with the U.S. Geological Survey team, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (who previously made a study for the 
restoration committee at no cost to the town) the State Flood Relief 
Board and other appropriate State and Federal Authorities. 



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By the 1973 annual town meeting, we will have received a report on 
the construction necessary to restore Crystal Lake to the same or better 
condition than existed prior to the dam failure. 

Particular attention will be paid to the following: 

1. Method of cleaning the lake bed and regrading it in limited areas 
to improve its configuration. 

2. Study of suitable types of dams which may be constructed at the 
site where the dam failed and recommendation of the most 
suitable considering both function and cost. 

3. Preliminary plans showing the layout of the lake and general 
details of the dam will be prepared. 

4. A cost estimate of the recommended method of restoration will 
be prepared. If more than one method proves feasible, costs of 
such alternates will be included. 

Recommendations will be made at the annual town meeting to 
proceed with working plans and actual construction. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDMUND POLUBINSKI 
Chairman 



REVOLUTIONARY WAR BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS 
COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT 

George Adams Parkhurst, Chairman 
John C. Alden Vincent J. R. Kehoe 

Walter R. Hedlund J. Perry Richardson 

The Bicentennial Commission has adopted a general overall program 
for Chelmsford's participation in the national celebration. It is planned to 
officially open the celebration with a special program on Sunday, April 20, 
1975. This is to be followed by a "Kick-off Banquet" on Tuesday evening, 
April 22nd. Sponsored and sanctioned activities will be held at least 
monthly from then until the climax of the celebration with the 
Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 5th, 1976. 

A special red, white, and blue seal, or logo, has been designed for use 
on all official programs and publicity of events related to the celebration. 



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The Commission urgently requests the active participation and 
support of all Chelmsford residents and organizations. This is not to be a 
purely historic program but it will include the involvement of contempo- 
rary groups who are interested in making Chelmsford an even better place 
in which to live. It is expected that some long-term projects will be started 
in 1973 with a goal of 1975-6 as the completion date. 

Anyone who would like to help in any way, or has a project they 
would like to have sanctioned as a part of the celebration should contact 
one of the Commission members. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE ADAMS PARKHURST 
Chairman 



TOWN CELEBRATION COMMITTEE 
ANNUAL REPORT 

William F. Fitzpatrick, Chairman 
Richard 0. Lahue Donald A. House 

Raymond Day James Gifford 

During 1972 as in recent years the highlight of the local town 
celebrations focused on the Fourth of July Celebration in Chelmsford. The 
Fourth of July Committee must once again be complimented on their 
excellent planning and administration of this year's three day celebration. 
The main events this year brought several of the finest marching units in 
New England into Chelmsford to appear in the Drum & Bugle Competition 
and Grand Parade. In addition the Band Concert, Art Festival and Country 
Fair attracted thousands of people. 

Preparation for these events actually commences in January with the 
extremely successful Winter Ball being held in March. Although the events 
are well attended the Town Celebration Committee wishes to encourage 
the townspeople to more actively participate and direct some of their own 
effort toward aiding the Fourth of July Committee. This serious lack of 
volunteer interest to support the Fourth of July Committee in their 
endeavors may risk the cancellation of the parade and related events in the 
very near future. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W.F. FITZPATRICK 
Chairman 



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PLANNING BOARD 

Timothy J. Hehir, Chairman 



Thomas E. Firth, Vice-Chairman Thomas A. Ennis 

Peter J. McHugh, Jr., Clerk Eugene E. Gilet 

John J. Kenney Stephen D. Wojcik 

The Planning Board organized for the year with Timothy J. Hehir as 
Chairman, Peter J. McHugh, Clerk, and Timothy J. Hehir delegate to the 
Northern Middlesex Area Commission, David T. Kerry, Alternate to the 
Commission and Nancy D. Maynard, Record Clerk. 

While the Board approved an increased number of subdivisions of the 
previous year, it generally appears that land for single family dwellings is 
gradually disappearing in the Town. 

It has become quite clear as a result of the number of rezonings 
defeated in Town Meeting, that the Town actively seeks an updating of 
our master plan and zoning by-laws. It is in this light the Planning Board is 
placing before Town Meeting a proposal for the updating of the master 
plan and is now actively interviewing outside consultants to complete this 
work. 

It is our hope that with the reduction of subdivision work and the aid 
of outside consultants work on the master plan, that responsible long 
range planning can become the prime function of the Planning Board. 

Respectfully submitted, 
TIMOTHY J. HEHIR 
Chairman 



202 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



IN MEMORIAM 




John J. Carr, member and Chairman of the Board of Registrars 
for more than three decades — a devoted public servant who 
meticulously guided voter registration through the most active 
years of the Town's growth. 









Registered 


Democrats 


Republicans 


Independent 


Voters 


447 


433 


747 


1,627 


503 


243 


452 


1,198 


603 


251 


843 


1,697 


340 


130 


276 


746 


411 


278 


883 


1,572 


490 


296 


596 


1,382 


414 


278 


601 


1,293 


304 


296 


558 


1,158 


377 


136 


579 


1,092 


557 


246 


1,005 


1,808 


440 


352 


509 


1,301 


483 


215 


815 


1,513 



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BOARD OF REGISTRARS 

John P. Emerson, Jr., Chairman 

Edward H. Hilliard Robert J. Noble 

Mary E. St.Hilaire, Ex-Officio 

Voting Strength as of December 31, 1972 

Prec. 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 
10 
11 
12 

Total 5,369 3,154 7,864 16,387 

The year 1972 was a very busy one with four elections to prepare for 
and numerous papers to certify. Special voter registration sessions were 
held prior to each election. 

Two thousand nine hundred eighty -six (2,986) people registered to 
vote in 1972. Voting strength has increased to the point this year that 
more people voted at the presidential election in 1972 (14,407) than had 
been registered the previous year (14,292). 

Two members of the Board of Registrars retired in 1972 after 
numerous years of service: 

Charlotte P. DeWolf 1957 — 1972 

Dorothy Borrows 1956 — 1972 

A Sincere thank you is extended to both of them for their years of 
faithful service. 

Special thank you to the Board of Selectmen and their staff, the 
Highway Department, the School Department, the Police Department, the 
Precinct workers, the League of Women Voters, the C.C.P. Group, the 
Chelmsford Newsweekly, the Chelmsford Sentinel, the Lowell Sun, the 
Town Clerk's Staff, Nashoba Tech. Printing Department for their 
cooperation and assistance during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY E. ST.HILAIRE 
Clerk 



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TREE DEPARTMENT 

Myles F. Hogan, Tree Warden 



This year the Tree Department has topped or completely removed 
over 150 trees of various species. The majority once again was the Sugar 
Maples. This department responded to 27 emergency calls during 1972. 

Each year this department tries to accomplish a thorough pruning and 
removal program on at least one street while maintaining a spot tree 
removal and pruning program throughout town. This year we concentrated 
on Robin Hill Road where we removed 12 trees and pruned 64 desirable 
trees. 

Our tree program was interrupted this summer by a tornado in July. 
This department's first effort was to remove all trees from houses and 
hanging or dangerous limbs from trees endangering the streets. When 
everything was on the ground, we joined in effort to clean up the mess 
with the Highway Department. 

Regretfully, only three trees have been planted this year, and many of 
the trunks from trees previously topped remain standing. 

Directly accountable for this is the lack of funds and having a dump 
that is available on a limited basis. 

It is hoped in the future, this will either be a full time department or 
at least have a sufficient budget. At present, we operate on 1/3 the budget 
that surrounding communities appropriate and are expected to perform 
the same duties. 

I would like to thank all departments that have assisted the Tree 
Department during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MYLES F. HOGAN 
Tree Warden 



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MOTH DEPARTMENT 

In 1972 I responded to 31 calls in regard to insect problems, not only 
those on town property, but calls made by taxpayers who wanted to know 
how to cope with insects on their property. 

The restrictions requested by the E.P.A., prevented the use of our 
previous spray program. 

Areas of heavy infestation were Pine Hill Road, Proctor Road, 
Graniteville Road, Garrison Road, and Brick Kiln Road. In these areas the 
insects' nests were cut out of the infested trees. 

An effective spray program with a sensible attitude towards the 
environment seems to be the only answer to this department. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MYLES F. HOGAN 
Moth Superintendent 



DUTCH ELM DEPARTMENT 

This department has removed 78 Elms of various sizes throughout 
town. In addition, 12 private Elms that endangered the streets were 
partially topped. 

Due to a budget cut, the Elms have not been sprayed for two years. 
Most of our remaining Elms are starting to show the effects of insect 
damage, leaving them very susceptible to Dutch Elm Disease. 

Curtailment of this disease, is possible by burning the diseased wood, 
however we have no area to conduct a burning project that will pass the 
state's requirements. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MYLES F. HOGAN 
Dutch Elm Department 



REPORT OF THE COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE 

Henry J. Tucker, Jr., Chairman 
Gerard A. Vayo H. Francis Wiggin 

Evelyn McMahon Theresa McCaul 

Thelma C. Stallard, Secretary Ruth E. Beliveau 

Paul C. Hart Rev. Harry A. Foster 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Mass. 



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Gentlemen: 

On behalf of the Chelmsford Community Action Committee I wish to 
report our progress for 1972. 

We have been assisted by Mary Gagnon and Mary McAuliffe of 
Community Teamwork, Inc. 

Rita Geoffroy is the Low-Income Representative to Community 
Teamwork, Inc. Board of Directors and Arnaud A. Blackadar is the 
Selectmen's Representative. 

Once again a site was obtained for our present Headstart class — this is 
being held at the West Methodist Church, West Chelmsford, Mass. A fence 
was installed between the children's play area and a nearby canal to insure 
the safety of the children. 

The Chelmsford CAC was instrumental in obtaining a Code Inspector 
for an interim period through EEA funds — this was done with the full 
cooperation of the Board of Selectmen. 

Through the efforts of one of our members working closely not only 
with Headstart but also with the Board of Selectmen, four low-income 
people obtained jobs with EEA (Emergency Employment Act). 

Once again the Headstart youngsters enjoyed a Christmas party. 
Senior Citizens made mittens and hats. 

Many more families benefited this year at Thanksgiving and Christmas 
with food, clothing and toys because each year we expand the ratio of 
organizations, Churches and committees that work hand-in-hand with the 
Chelmsford Community Action in developing lines of communication and 
building bridges between all segments of the community. 

Respectfully submitted, 
THELMA C. STALLARD 
Secretary 



INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 
1972 REPORT 

Walter S. Dronzek, Chairman 

Robert E. Sayers, Vice-Chairman 

Forrest E. Dupee, Secretary 

Allan D. Davidson James M. Harrington 

Richard F. Scott James Emanouil 

Harold B. Higgins Philip Stratos 

This year resignations were received, due to business commitments, 
from Paul A. Desmond, Charles H. Mercer, and Herbert Pitta. They were 
replaced by James M. Harrington, Richard F. Scott, and James Emanouil. 



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New additions to Giant Store Warehouse, and construction of an 
enclosed mall-type shopping center off Chelmsford Street, have been 
started, with completion expected in the Fall of 1973. 

This past year, the Commission accepted with regret the resignation of 
Albert E. Walker, due to his health. The Commissioners wish to acknowl- 
edge his many years of faithful service to this Commission. 

Mr. Francis J. Doherty, the first full-time Industrial Commissioner, 
sponsored under EEA (Emergency Employment Act of 1971), also 
resigned to accept a better position, as this appointment was only 
temporary in nature. 

During the year, an updated list of business employers of the town 
was prepared. 

Early in 1973, the Commission plans to announce the acquisition of a 
new plant to be located in the Wellman North Industrial Park. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER S. DRONZEK 
Chairman 



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EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT ACT 

CONSORTIUM ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The Emergency Employment Act Office for the Northern Middlesex 
Consortium of Towns was opened in the Center Town Hall on October 19, 
1971, to service thirteen Towns. The Town of Chelmsford is the sub-agent 
to the program agent, Office of Manpower Affairs. 

The purpose of the Act was to hire the unemployed or under- 
employed for public service needs according to Federal and State 
guidelines. There were 137 participants in all Towns during this calendar 
year for a total expenditure of $554,914.28. $11,215.45 was expended for 
training and supportive services and $9,198.06 for salaries for the Summer 
Youth Program participants. 

Twenty-five Chelmsford town residents were employed for a total 
salary expenditure of $97,723.75. 

At the present time we are operating under a continuing resolution 
therefore, a hiring freeze is in effect. Due to this, twenty -six positions are 
open in all Towns, seven of these are in the Town of Chelmsford. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN R. CLARK 
Project Director 



ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 
DRUG ABUSE COMMITTEE 

On March 1, 1972, the Board of Selectmen established for the Town 
of Chelmsford the position of Administrative Assistant to the Drug Abuse 
Committee. The objectives of this office are: to maintain an on-going, 
purposeful and active relationship between the Committee, the com- 
munity, and all agencies servicing the community, i.e.: SHARE, Solomon 
Mental Health Center, Interfaith Conference, etc.; to compile statistical 
information, maintain records and files, and to perform all administrative 
duties that arise; to represent the Town on the Board of Directors of 
SHARE — the area's Human Services organization. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RUSSELL W. KERR, JR. 
Administrative Assistant 



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PURCHASING AGENT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Mass. 

Gentlemen: 

In January 1972, the position of Purchasing Officer was established 
by the Board of Selectmen and financially supported by the EEA. 

During the year 1972, liaison with Town departments has been 
established. Some examples of total effort include: transfer of equipment 
no longer used by the School Maintenance Department to the Cemetery 
Commission at no cost, saving budgeted dollars; preparation of standard 
specifications for items which are required year after year and agreements 
for signature by successful vendors to assure performance. Many invita- 
tions to bid now emanate from this office and work is followed through to 
completion. 

Good rapport has been established with the administration at Nashoba 
Valley Technical High School where work is performed for the Town for 
the cost of material only. A relationship has developed with Lowell 
Technological Institute and the newly formed Purchasing Consortium, of 
which Chelmsford is a member. We are able to refer problems of a 
technical nature, for instance, LTI accepted our proposal to study "The 
Effects of Road Salt on the Water Table in the Merrimack Valley", 
hopefully to be supported by a federal grant in aid. Because of consortium 
participation, a significant budget saving was possible for the purchase of 
road salt. Many other savings were made possible because of this central 
purchasing effort. 

During the coming year, more formal procedures will be developed for 
the operations of this department. 

Respectfully submitted, 
ROBERT E. OLSON 
Purchasing Agent 



YOUTH CENTER COORDINATOR 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Mass. 

Gentlemen: 

On March 1, 1972, the Board of Selectmen established for the Town 
of Chelmsford the position of Youth Center Coordinator, whose salary is 
totally funded by the Federal Emergency Employment Act program. The 
coordinator's duties include the planning, scheduling and directing of all 
programs at the Chelmsford Youth Center. 

The Youth Center meets at the McFarlin School on Monday, 
Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7:00-10:00 P.M., and on Thursday 



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from 3:30-6:00 P.M. In addition, the Youth Center has had numerous 
special events and many field trips scheduled throughout the year. 

With a continual effort to provide a wider variety of activities, our 
program has expanded its level of participation from 200-300 youths per 
week in 1971 to approximately 400-500 young people served per week. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HARRY A. FOSTER, JR. 
Youth Center Coordinator 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL 

ADVISORY COUNCIL 

Town of Chelmsford 

Dr. Ethel N. Kamien, Chairman 
Dr. Allan S. Douglas Irma L. Douglas 

Ina B. Greenblatt Priscilla B. Hinckley 

Dr. Clara M. Refson Richard B. Codling 

Diane H. Lewis 

The major accomplishment of the Chelmsford Environmental 
Advisory Council (CEAC), for this year, was the presentation to the March 
Town Meeting of a plan to begin a recycling program. Initial efforts were 
to be limited to paper and collection for recycling was to begin January, 
1973. Following review of the success of this program, and as markets 
become available, additional recycling would be extended to bottles, cans, 
etc. 

The CEAC also went on record as favoring continued use of the 
Lowell incinerator rather than extending use of the sanitary landfill. 

During the annual Earth Day clean-up campaign, the CEAC recom- 
mended that all larger metal items, collected by the Ashes and Waste 
Division of the Highway Department, be sold for recycling to the 
Tewksbury shredding mill. 

It is hoped that in the year ahead the CEAC will continue to serve the 
Town of Chelmsford, in an advisory capacity, in all matters concerning the 
Town's interaction with the environment. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DR. ETHEL N. KAMIEN 
Chairman 



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CHELMSFORD SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE 




Proposed High School 
James A. Sullivan, Chairman 



Carol C. Cleven* 

Carol A. DeCarolis 

Anthony S. DeProfio 

Paul Krenitsky Robert 

* School Committee Representative 



Harry F. McKeon 

Richard C. Miller 

Louis H. Murray 

Sexton, Jr., Vice Chairman 



The main responsibility and task of the School Building Committee in 
1972 was the start of construction of the new 2,400 pupil high school. At 
the November 14, 1971 Special Town Meeting the voters approved a 
$10,240,000. bond issue for the school, making it the most expensive 
building in Chelmsford's history. Later the Town was authorized by the 
State Emergency Finance Board to borrow the $10,240,000. as voted. 
Sixty-five percent of the cost of construction and 65 percent of the 
interest charges will be reimbursed by the State. The first job at hand was 
to review the final plans for the building. 

The architects, Day & Zimmermann Inc., of Philadelphia, completed 
the plans which were approved by the committee in the spring. Approval 
also was granted by various State Bureaus such as; the Bureau of School 
Lunches, the Department of Public Safety, the Sanitary Board, the Air 
Pollution Control Board and most importantly, the School Building 
Assistance Board. Many aspects of the huge school, from door hinges to 
lighting fixture lenses, from compactors to sinks and counters were 
weighed and discussed by the group during their bi-monthly meetings. It 
was the earnest desire of every committee member that each detail be 
covered as thoroughly as possible and that nothing be overlooked during 
the most important planning stages. 

In order to save time, it was decided by the School Building 
Committee that a separate contract for the rough site work would be let 
out to bid earlier than the general contract. This contract was awarded to 
the low bidder, Northgate Construction Corp. of Waltham, Massachusetts, 
at a cost of $88,000. Because of the exceptionally large amount of boulders 



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found on the site, an additional sum of $23,000. was spent on rough site 
work, bringing the total cost to $110,000. 

An official ground breaking ceremony was held on Saturday, May 6, 
1972, by the School Building Committee at the Graniteville Road site. 

On June 12, 1972, bids for the general contract were opened. E.C. 
Blanchard Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, was low bidder at $7,157,211. and 
was awarded the contract. The actual construction work was started 
almost immediately. 

The Building Committee was greatly pleased that both the general 
contract and the rough site contract were lower than had been previously 
estimated. They are hopeful that the school may be completed for less 
than the $10,240,000. limit. 

In October, 1972, $8.5 million worth of bonds were floated for ten 
years at 4.4 percent. Most of this money will be invested in Municipal 
Bonds until actually needed. The interest accrued will help defray the 
impact of the taxes for the first year of the bond. At a later date 
additional money will be borrowed up to the $10,240,000. limit, as 
needed. 

During the year one new member, Louis Murray, joined the 
committee to fill the vacancy created when Patrick Vaughan resigned. Mr. 
Vaughan had served the committee since its inception in 1970 but felt it 
necessary to leave due to business pressures. 

Even though the July tornado passed over the school site, very little 
damage was done. A few tree limbs were knocked down, and more 
seriously, a construction trailer owned by E.C. Blanchard Co. was blown 
over and demolished. 

Since July the committee has watched the progress of the construc- 
tion of the building. Footings and foundations have been completed. The 
electrical, plumbing and steel work for the science wing are well on their 
way. 

Mark Kiley, project engineer from Day and Zimmermann, was in close 
touch with all phases of construction and has kept the committee well 
aware of everything being done. Private testing companies were employed 
to make tests whenever necessary. Each month photographs were taken at 
the site showing the progress to date. Construction has progressed 
smoothly, and projected time schedules are being met with no major 
delays anticipated. Present projections call for building completion in the 
spring of 1974. Occupancy will probably take place in September 1974. 

Currently the committee is planning to start the review of specifica- 
tions of movable equipment. These specifications are being drawn up by 
the school administration under the direction of George Simonion, 
curriculum coordinator. Each item (some 920 in all) will be reviewed by a 
committee member before being advertised for bid and subsequently 
purchased. 

Planning is underway for a cornerstone laying ceremony to be held in 
the spring. A time capsule will be buried at that time and it is hoped that 



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the school children will contribute in many ways, both to the time capsule 
and the ceremony. 

Another matter which came to the attention of the committee during 
the year was the possible use of the vacant Belvidere School by the 
Chelmsford School Department for classroom space. It was felt that the 
purchase price and the cost of renovations would make the building too 
expensive to purchase and so the matter was dropped. 

The Recreation Lighting Committee asked our group to send a 
delegate to their meetings. Paul Krenitsky attended many meetings and 
worked closely with the group. The building committee voted to include, 
as an alternate to the high school plans, the lighting of the twelve tennis 
courts. 

In addition to its other duties, the committee also had the 
responsibility of completing the review of equipment lists of the 
unaccepted schools. Meetings were held with the principals of the Byam, 
Westlands, Harrington and Junior High Schools. Equipment lists were 
reviewed and necessary items were approved and will soon go out for bids. 
Many purchases have been made and as soon as they are completed for 
each school, the buildings will be ready for acceptance by the school 
committee for the town. 

It has been a most productive and satisfying year for the committee. 
Much has been accomplished and they look forward to another productive 
year in 1973. 

Respectfully submitted, 
JAMES A. SULLIVAN 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TASK FORCE ON DRUG ABUSE 

Eugene J. Doody, Chairman 

Thomas W. Morris James M. Geary, Jr. 

Rev. Paul W. Berube Paul J. Royte 

Stephen R. Brovender Michael Barry 

Lisa Webb Newhouse Anne E. Stratos 

Gregory Center Donald J. Butler 

B.J. Finnegan 

In March 1970, the Board of Selectmen voted to establish a Task 
Force on Drug Abuse for the Town of Chelmsford to act as a steering 
committee in order to consolidate effort, make proposals, and act on the 
recommendations for the prevention of drug abuse. The result was that 
Chelmsford was the first community in the Merrimack Valley to become a 
member of SHARE, the Greater Lowell Program of Human Services. 

SHARE is composed of: (a) Board of Directors, two representatives 
from each of the participating towns — Chelmsford, Lowell, Dracut, 



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Billerica, Wilmington, Westford, Tewksbury; (b) Executive officers — non- 
voting; (c) a salaried administrative staff; (d) a salaried professional staff; 
(e) professional medical personnel; and (f) committees. 

SHARE is financed by funds provided by the seven communities 
listed above, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the federal 
government. What started as a drug treatment and rehabilitation program, 
has grown to cover eight (8) individual modalities of treatment/prevention 
in seven (7) communities and become one of the most comprehensive 
programs in the state. 

Morningstar — SHARE'S Education/Prevention program is divided 
into four (4) program areas: 

1. Adolescent Counseling Service — A many faceted counseling 
involving individuals, groups and families. The counseling deals with the 
underlying problems — family or school adjustment problems, poor self 
image, others — that affect young people. 

2. School Program — These programs are in operation in the school 
systems with the cooperation of the school officials and boards. The 
program covers: (a) Crisis Intervention — Training school staff to meet the 
immediate needs of students in a crisis, by helping them get through a 
period of physical or psychological danger, using a team approach utilizing 
nurses, counselors, administrators and students. For example: Drug Policy 
Seminar; Counselor Student Groups, (b) Staff Awareness — Helping the 
school staff, who are primarily responsible for the adolescent's education, 
to become more in touch with student's feelings as well as their own. 
Whether or not this awareness of feelings takes place can facilitate or 
retard the development and growth of young people. For example: 
Organizational Communication Course; Mixed Groups. Staff Awareness 
Workshop, (c) Humanistic Education — Exploring diverse types of educa- 
tional experience which include affective learning and experimental 
education in order to broaden and intensify student's growth, develop- 
ment and ability to communicate. For example: Women's Group; 
Affective Learning Techniques Course; In-School Learning Center; 
Teachers laboratory; Camping, Mountain-climbing, and Travel Programs. 

3. Learning Centers — Program designed to turn youth onto activi- 
ties, worthwhile projects and their own inner potential before they turn 
off and turn to drugs or other forms of destructive behavior. Craftsmen, 
hobbyists and interested people provide instruction, encouragement, 
interest and motivation in a wide range of areas including printing, 
photography, macrame, yoga, electronics, etc. These centers also provide 
counseling to those who need it. 

4. Summer Program — Camping, mountain-climbing, traveling and 
mobile learning centers constitute the summer program. The effort is to 
enlarge the scope of young people through experience. 

Anabasis House — A drug-free, therapeutic community that welcomes 
young people with emotional problems. The medical and psychological 
needs of young people are administered to in a family-type living 
modality. They receive round-the-clock care in this structured environ- 
ment and humanistic psychology to pull themselves together. Each 



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resident must adhere to scheduled household chores daily as well as 
therapy sessions if he or she wants to remain in the house. Anabasis House 
is licensed by the Department of Mental Health. 

Emergency Hotline — Operated 24 hours a day, manned by trained 
young people, it often makes the difference to someone in need. 
Approximately 50 callers a month seek salve for many varied wounds — 
loneliness, despair, a bad trip, an OD, neglect. The problems are referred to 
areas of special need and are coordinated with the emergency wards of the 
three local hospitals. 

Clinic — The Methadone Clinic has been cited by the Federal Food 
and Drug Administration for the highest control standards in the entire 
country. Dr. Ray S. Gilmore, who supervises the program, combines the 
methadone with encounter therapy in order to change the life style of the 
young people so that they become drug-free. SHARE does not believe in 
permanent methadone maintenance. Most patients are weaned slowly off 
the medication in conjunction with intensive counseling and group 
therapy. 

Vocational Rehabilitation — SHARE counselors work with many 
agencies to facilitate education, job training and job placement. The final 
goal is to achieve a meaningful work or educational experience for each 
person. 

SHARE is involved in Chelmsford through adolescent counseling. 
Summer programs, Anabasis House, Emergency Hotline and the Clinic. In 
addition, under the auspices of Dr. Thomas L. Rivard, Superintendent of 
Schools, Mr. George Simonian, Curricular Coordinator, is presently working 
with SHARE to develop and implement a number of programs. One, 
"Exploring Affective Education", will be instituted with Chelmsford 
teachers and administrators. Another, a Social Services series for parents 
will be presented in the latter part of 1973. 

The Task Force wishes to express its appreciation for support given by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Respectfully submitted, 
RUSSELL W. KERR, JR. 
Administrative Assistant 
Drug Abuse Committee 



REPORT OF THE CIVIL DEFENSE COMMISSION 

Charles Koulas, Director 

William Edge, Deputy Director 
George Brown Walter Hedlund 

George Dixon Robert Olson 

Frederick Reid 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 217 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The Chelmsford Civil Defense Commission was increased from three 
members to seven members in the past year. Each member was assigned 
special duties to work with the various departments in the town. 

During the past year school shelter supplies were checked and 
accounted for. The radiological kits were replaced with new equipment by 
the State Radiological Officer from Fort Devens at no cost to the town. 

Surplus property from the Taunton Surplus Property Supplies Depot 
was purchased during the year at a great saving. 

The Communication Center participated in the monthly drills with 
Area I in Tewksbury and other towns, and we are grateful to our 
Communications Officer Melvin de Jager for the time and tireless effort he 
has put into the Chelmsford Communications Center. 

The Auxiliary Police have been called out on many occasions this past 
year. These men have also spent many hours training in First Aid, Riot 
Control, etc. They have maintained and repaired the Police Auxiliary 
Building and will have their Police Auxiliary Rescue Truck completed 
within the next year. 

During the summer Chelmsford was hit by a tornado, which did 
considerable damage to homes and businesses. Many trees were knocked 
down, causing power failures throughout the town. Civil Defense was 
activated, and coordinated the efforts of all the local departments. 

The State Civil Defense Director, Area I Director, and Section ID 
Director were all in constant communication with us during the 
emergency, and were instrumental in securing aid from the State 
Department of Public Works, and other state agencies. 

Civil Defense Directors from the towns of Billerica, Townsend, 
-Groton and Tewksbury sent personnel and equipment to clear the roads of 
fallen trees and other debris left in the wake of the tornado. 

The United States Army from Fort Devens spent considerable time 
and effort with many pieces of large equipment and personnel cleaning up 
the remaining trees and debris which were left. We are very thankful that 
there were no injuries and no loss of life during the emergency. 

Gerald Lannan, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen did an 
outstanding job overseeing the entire cleanup operation. 

The Civil Defense Commission is continually updating its method of 
operation with mutual aid to cope with any future emergencies that may 
occur. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES KOULAS 
Director 



218 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

CAPITAL PLANNING AND BUDGETING 
STUDY COMMITTEE 

Eugene J. Doody, Chairman 
Arnold R. Blackadar Edward G. Krasnecki 

Robert E. Brogan Marvin W. Schenck 

Edgar P. George Robert P. Sullivan 

Eugene E. Gilet 

The Capital Planning and Budgeting Study Committee was formed by 
the Board of Selectmen in January, 1972. The Study Committee was 
formed to determine whether a need exists for the establishment of a 
Comprehensive Capital Planning and Budgeting Program for the Town of 
Chelmsford. The Program's objectives were to provide an orderly schedule 
for the allocation of the community's capital funds to assure that: 

individual projects will be related to overall community needs and 
goals; 

capital projects will be undertaken on a coordinated basis; 

the community will be informed that certain projects and expendi- 
tures are being anticipated; 

needed public improvements will be initiated; 

a coordinating point will be established for an integrated community 
communications program to advise the public, local industry and 
municipal investors that a Capital Planning and Budgeting Program 
exists in the community. 

In the process of its deliberations, the Capital Planning Study 
Committee accomplished the following: 

a codification of existing capital projects and existing cost schedules 
projected from 1972 through 1992; 

a comprehensive survey of all town departments to assess capital 
needs for the period 1972 through 1979; 

an evaluation of the best method to arrange financing for the 
$10,240,000 high school bond issue. 

The Study Committee's recommendations for the high school bond 
issue was adopted by the Board of Selectmen and resulted in a tax cost 
saving of $1,412,000 by the issue of dual bonds over ten years as opposed 
to a standard single twenty-year bond issue. In addition, the invested 
interest income derived from this unique financial arrangement is expected 
to yield a return of $200,000 which the Committee has recommended be 
encumbered for use in defraying costs of present fiscal commitments and 
thereby reducing the tax impact. 

The Committee was also asked to evaluate and recommend the best 
method for allocating the $293,000 made available through the Federal 
Revenue Sharing Program. The Committee has recommended, in 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 219 

anticipation of an 18-month fiscal year and the anticipated major expendi- 
tures necessary for operating costs of the new high school, that the Reve- 
nue Sharing Funds be applied to maintain and control existing tax costs. 

The Study Committee has recommended to the 1973 Town Meeting 
that there be established in Chelmsford a permanent Comprehensive Capi- 
tal Planning and Budgeting Committee. Such Committee to be appointed 
by the Board of Selectmen and having seven members composed of the 
Town Accountant, one member from the Finance Committee, one mem- 
ber from the Planning Board and four public members. 

For the Committee, 
EUGENE J. DOODY 
Chairman 



DATA PROCESSING COMMITTEE 

William R. Murphy, Acting Chairman 

Edward H. Hilliard, Vice-Chairman 

Peter Curran Stratos G. Dukakis 

David J. Rafferty (Resigned - 6/72) Mary St.Hilaire 

Philip McCormack Malcolm L. Stiefel 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

As indicated in last year's annual report, now that equipment and 
programming support channels are established, the committee has played a 
less direct role in supporting town data processing needs and directed its 
attention to performing its primary function of supplying advice and guid- 
ance in data processing matters as requested by town officials and 
departments. 

The Committee has discussed data processing applications with the 
Town Clerk, Treasurer/Tax Collector, and the Town Accountant and the 
decision on the use of data processing rests now with these town officials. 
The committee has also made recommendations to the Selectmen on pos- 
sible applications of the Nashoba Valley Technical High School computer 
facilities. 

The Town Data Processing Committee recommends to the Board of 
Selectmen that the Data Processing Committee has fulfilled the goals for 
which it was established and should at this time be dissolved. 

The Committee is pleased to have been of service to the town and 
would welcome the opportunity to serve the town again in the future 
should conditions warrant its reestablishment. 

Respectfully submitted, 
WILLIAM R. MURPHY 
Acting Chairman 



220 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

CHELMSFORD CHARTER COMMISSION 

Robert Bennett, Chairman 
John J. Balco, Vice-Chairman Thomas Dougherty 

Gerald Shea, Secretary Richard Lynch 

Robert Forsley, Treasurer Mart Matthews 

Marion Dempsey John McCormack 

To the Townspeople of Chelmsford 

The temporary nature of the Chelmsford Charter Commission (one 
year) makes this report unique. In sequence the report outlines the key 
events of the past twelve months. The report ends with the Final Charter 
being prepared for printing and distribution to all registered voters. In 
March the Charter will be voted on by town ballot. Obviously, the results 
are not predictable at the writing of this report. 

CHELMSFORD CHARTER COMMISSION PROGRESSION 
MARCH 

Nine members elected by ballot and officers named. 

Weekly meetings, open to the public, start immediately. 

Operating and financial procedures adopted. 
APRIL 

Budget of $6500 approved by town meeting. 

Schedule Plan established for prime actions and responsibilities. 

Decision reached not to employ consultants. 

Public hearings conducted for recommendations. 
MAY 

Charters from other sources obtained and reviewed extensively.* 

Questionnaires published for public opinion (via newspaper).* 

Interviews conducted with town boards and commissions.* 
JUNE 

Advantages and disadvantages discussed for key choices.* 

Press publishes alternatives in newspapers, weekly.* 

By-laws and previous town studies obtained and evaluated.* 

Charter outline established for sequence of actions. 
JULY 

Weekly discussions continue on Charter content and format.* 

Recommendations from townspeople reviewed. 

Interview results discussed, as applicable.* 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 221 

AUGUST 

Meetings conducted two and three times a week.* 

Work on above items continues per Schedule Plan.* 

Costs to date, minimum.* 
SEPTEMBER 

Charter content completed. 

Plans formalized for public hearings in November. 

Details for printing of Preliminary Charter developed. 
OCTOBER 

Important items re-examined for final positions on issues. 

Questionnaires prepared for public hearings. 

Visual aids developed for presentations. 

League of Women Voters reviews Preliminary Charter concept. 
NOVEMBER 

Preliminary Charter published by newspaper. 

Public hearings conducted for Preliminary Charter opinions. 

Attorney General is forwarded a copy for legal opinions. 
DECEMBER 

Public hearing comments examined for views and reactions. 

Charter revisions made as determined by voting process.* 

Preliminary Charter rewritten, where required.* 

JANUARY 

Final Charter Report voted on by the Charter Commission — seven 
members in favor and two opposed. 

Presentation and visual aids revised to incorporate changes. 

Civic organizations contacted for presentations.* 

FEBRUARY 

Final Charter Report (including two Minority Reports) published and 
distributed to townspeople. 

Public relations activity pursued to expose Charter concept. 

Plans develop for highlighting problems with the process. 
MARCH 

Charter documentation delivered to Town of Chelmsford. 

Excessive funds returned (balance of $6500 budget). 

Voter decision made on the Final Charter Report. 
* Overlapping months on these items. 



222 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



SUMMARY 

The Charter provides a frame upon which to build, step by step, as in 
the past. Also, some changes have been included (see the Charter Report 
for explanations): 

Two open town meeting sessions 

Board of Selectmen strengthened 

Position of Executive Assistant established 

Recall procedure 

Capital Planning Committee formalized 

Long-Range Planning Committee established 

Charter and by-laws updating 

Ability to codify/change government structure 

Centralized purchasing 

Conflict of interest provision 

Changes from elective to appointive offices 

Sinking Fund abolished 

Over all, decentralized government is reflected in the final concept. 

The town government, as it exists now, represents over 300 years of 
growth. A Charter is only a small part of this growth — a bridge to the 
future. 

In the final analysis it's what people do, rather than what they say, 
that counts. 

Now you the people must decide the disposition — as it should 
be — by the power of the vote, in secrecy, at the ballot box. 

We enjoyed most of the work, met many concerned people doing a 
good job, and are humble and thankful for the knowledge gained. 

Respectfully submitted, 
ROBERT BENNETT 
Chairman 



LIQUID WASTE STUDY COMMITTEE 

Richard Codling, Chairman 
Mary Bradley Peter Dulchinos 

Reggie Larkin Joseph Gutwein 

Albert Robitaille 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The members of the Liquid Waste Study Committee are pressing 
forward in their efforts to select an Environmental consulting firm which 



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will define the liquid waste criteria for the town of Chelmsford. These 
criteria will be established by using Federal, state and local guidelines for 
the use and reuse of streams, groundwater and wastewater. 

In addition to establishing the environmental standards the firm will 
determine where the criteria are being violated. An economic analysis will 
then be made of suitable engineered alternates to the Chelmsford sanitary 
problem. The Committee as well as many consulting firms, believe that 
economic alternatives to conventional sewer systems will solve our liquid 
waste problems. 

Of the fourteen proposals received the committee has invited four 
firms to the town hall for further evaluation of the proposed services. One 
firm will be recommended to the sewer commission so that a final contract 
can be negotiated during early February. All of the firms interviewed have 
indicated that the study will take 6 to 8 months and will be completed for 
under $50,000. 

Respectfully submitted, 
RICHARD B. CODLING 
Chairman 



NORTHERN MIDDLESEX AREA COMMISSION 
ANNUAL REPORT 1972 

The Northern Middlesex Area Commission serves as the comprehen- 
sive regional planning agency for nine communities in the Northern 
Middlesex Area including Chelmsford, Billerica, Dracut, Dunstable, 
Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Westford. 

ORGANIZATION 

The towns are represented by a selectman, a planning board member, 
and an alternate named by the selectmen. A city councillor, a planning 
board member and an alternate named by the city manager represent the 
city. Together these delegates form the Commission which usually meets 
monthly at its offices at 117 Perry Street, Lowell (phone 454-8021). 

The Commission retains a professional staff of about six (depending 
upon funding levels) and occasionally consultants to assist in the 
formulation of the regional plan recommendations and the maintenance of 
other Commission services. 

COMPREHENSIVE REGIONAL PLANNING 

As regional planners it is the Commission's primary obligation to 
recommend plans, policies, programs and projects which will serve the 
regional interest. It is essential that the Commission's recommendations be 
comprehensive and reflect a full understanding of social, physical, and 
economic inter-relationships in this region and among other regions. 
Comprehensive plans recognize the dependence and impact of one concern 
(for example sewer facilities) on another (for example industrial growth). 



224 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Thus much of the Commission's work is of a research nature — deter- 
mining the characteristics of the area, defining the extent and nature of 
problems, and analyzing alternative solutions. Over the years reports have 
been issued on topics such as solid waste, zoning policies, community and 
regional data, public transportation, open space and recreation, housing, 
criminal justice, economic growth, sewer and water facilities. During 1972 
reports on Capital Improvements Programming, Housing Problems, Pre- 
liminary Land Use, Incomes and Poverty, Recreation Core, and Short 
Range Sewer, Water and Open Space Programming were added. Most 
NMAC reports are available in local libraries. All may be inspected at 
NMAC's offices where a fairly extensive planning library is maintained. 

PLANNING ADVISORY COUNCIL 

The plan and policy options which will best serve our region are 
choices which the Commission must make. Clearly then, it is important 
that the Commission be locally representative. To be sure, there are State 
and Federal views which must be weighed in when selecting alternatives, 
but in the final analysis the locally based Commission sets the course. The 
Commission has acted to assure that it has a full view of local opinion by 
creating the Northern Middlesex Area Planning Advisory Council consist- 
ing of over one hundred invididuals representing groups which have 
expressed interest in the future development of the region. The Council is 
in turn divided into five functional subcommittees for housing, environ- 
ment, economic development, human resources and transportation. The 
Council and its subcommittees are asked to review and comment upon 
regional issues and to advise the Commission as to the appropriateness, 
feasibility and scope of plan proposals. 

CLEARINGHOUSE 

In addition to its technical planning and research functions, the 
Commission also serves as a "clearinghouse" for most grant programs 
available to local communities and state and private agencies under U.S. 
Office of Budget and Management Circular A-95. In this role it is the 
Commission's task to review proposed projects to determine that they are 
designed to meet documented needs, that they are environmentally sound, 
and that they are not inconsistent with areawide plans. Although the A-95 
review is advisory in nature, it is intended to result in wise investments of 
federal dollars and is, therefore, relied upon extensively by funding 
agencies. 

During 1972 project referrals affecting the town of Chelmsford 
included proposed sewer treatment facilities, a nursing home construction 
project and a subsidized housing application. 

Also, projects of region wide interest reviewed in 1972 included 
several Community Teamwork service projects directed to elderly and 
disadvantaged persons throughout the region, water and sewer ties to the 
Greater Lowell Vocational Technical School, emergency call boxes on 
Route 495 and statewide recreation plans. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 225 



CERTIFICATION 

Along similar lines the Commission serves to maintain local and 
Commonwealth eligibility for certain federal grant programs where there 
are specific technical "area wide planning prerequisites". These include 
federal sewer and water capital grant programs, open space acquisition, 
economic development and related public works projects, and highway 
and public transportation facilities. NMAC must be "certified" as meeting 
the areawide planning i-equirements before a grant applicant is eligible for 
funding. 

Some projects falling under these specific areawide planning require- 
ments of immediate concern to Chelmsford are sewer treatment facilities, 
acquisition and development of open space, and Route 213 and widening 
of Route 3. 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 

Further, the Commission provides technical assistance to local boards 
and agencies to the extent time will allow. Most local boards and agencies 
rely on NMAC for census and other data, and there have been numerous 
requests for assistance in program formulation, grant application possi- 
bilities and preparation, evaluation of site plans, possible environmental 
impact, and the like. Special bulletins were issued on revenue sharing, 
drain design, and local planning organization. A newsletter is published 
monthly. 

BUDGET 

In 1972 the Commission assessed the Town of Chelmsford $8,261.02 
for its share of the NMAC budget. This amount together with funds paid 
by the other eight members, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development and the Commonwealth enabled a 1972 budget of approxi- 
mately $106,000.00. 

PROSPECTS 

The Commission has much work ahead of it during the coming years. 
Detailing of plans for local implementation heads the agenda. The 
Commission will be participating with the Army Corps of Engineers in 
waste water studies leading to satisfaction of stringent Federal water 
quality mandates set by Congress in 1972. Extensive efforts to provide 
regional solid waste disposal facilities, public transportation, and major 
traffic improvements are scheduled. Housing and land use programs are 
now being readied which include specific objectives and measures for local 
consideration and action. Formulation of an economic development 
strategy is also expected. 

The Commission is grateful for the support it has received in 1972 and 
in past years from the member communities, their citizens and officials. 
Intermunicipal cooperation is an increasingly necessary element of 
responsive effective local government. The Commission strongly believes 
this cooperation ought to be voluntary and an extension of local 
government so long as the result is a responsible and adequate response to 



226 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



regional problems and needs. In future months and years the Commission 
will be looking more and more to its member communities for 
manifestation of that support through municipal actions to implement 
regional plans. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Northern Middlesex Area Commission 

GERALD LANNAN, Selectman 
TIMOTHY HEHIR, Planning Board 
DAVID KERRY, Alternate 



GAS INSPECTOR 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following information is a report of the Gas Inspection Depart- 
ment for the year 1972. 

There were 229 permits. 

The following types of gas installations were inspected. 

New Dwellings 75 

Commercial Buildings 30 

Boiler for Church 1 

Hot Water Heater for School 1 

Miscellaneous Appliances 122 

Total 229 

Total amount of permit fees received was $1,446.00. 

Total amount of inspection fees paid to the Gas Inspector was 
$1,408.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

NEAL STANLEY 
Gas Inspector 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



227 




Philip J. McCormack 
Town Treasurer — Tax Collector 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 



Balance, December 31, 1971 
Receipts to December 31, 1972 

Paid out on 227 Warrants 
Balance, December 31, 1972 



$ 1,309,390.70 
32,317,547.49 

33,626,938.19 
-31,553,831.36 

$ 2,073,106.83 



REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR 



Levy of 1971 
Personal Property 
Excise 



Levy of 1972 
Personal Property 
Real Estate 
Excise 



Total Outstanding 1971 



2,070.99 
23,651.71 

$ 25,722.61 



9,534.50 
189,620.18 
115,583.68 

$314,738.36 



Total Outstanding 1972 

Respectfully submitted, 

PHILIP J. McCORMACK 
Town Treasurer — Tax Collector 



228 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The financial statistics for 1972 are submitted herewith. Any citizen 
may gain more detailed information on any activity included by a timely 
request to the Accounting Office. 

The year saw four major changes in the administrative offices of the 
town. The positions of Selectmen's Administrative Assistant, Treasurer, 
Town Clerk and Director of Libraries were all vacated and refilled, either 
by appointment or election. At all times the Accounting Office has been 
ready to assist in any way, the orderly transition in these offices. 

In January 1973, many of the functions of this office were changed 
over to electronic processing in an effort to cope with the tremendously 
increased volume of transactions in a more efficient way. 

The report of this year's activities would be incomplete without 
taking note of the retirement of Mrs. Charles E. Cummings from this office 
on October 31, 1972. 

Commencing employment on April 16, 1956, in the intervening 16 
years she became expert in all phases of municipal accounting. She was 
known as "Fran" to all her friends and co-workers and stood ready to help 
in any way possible. Such devotion to duty was an asset that is keenly 
missed in her absence. Best wishes for a long and enjoyable retirement 
have gone with her. 

Respectfully yours, 

ARNAUD R. BLACKADAR 

Town Accountant 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 229 



RECEIPTS 

GENERAL REVENUE: 1971 1972 

Personal Property Taxes $ 594,488.59 $ 293,482.75 

Real Estate Taxes 6,822,174.19 7,625,328.87 

Farm Animal Excise 274.62 475.84 

Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 849,019.11 766,237.41 

Tax Title Redemptions 5,993.14 7,952.22 



FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 
Medical Aid 
Under Public Law #874 
Under Public Law #89-864, 

Title III 
M.E.C. Revolving Fund 
Under Public Law #89-13, 

Title VI 
Under Public Law #89-10, 

Title II 
Under Public Law #90-576, 

Title V 



Total Taxes $ 8,271,949.65 $ 8,693,477.09 



FROM STATE: 

Tax Apportionment Basis $ 77,953.23 $ 28,134.04 

Corporation Tax 22,633.33 16,790.08 

School — Ch 69, 70, 71 2,281,539.44 2,850,852.39 

Regional School Aid .00 285,507.41 



Total Taxes from State $ 2,382,126.00 $ 3,181,283.92 



COURT FINES $ 2,473.05 $ 4,183.40 

PERMITS, FEES AND LICENSES 52,814.70 56,899.45 



Total Fines and Permits $ 55,287.75 $ 61,082.85 



GRANTS AND GIFTS: 

COUNTY: 

Dog Licenses $ 2,384.22 $ 4,071.48 

Chapter 90 — Highway Funds 20,694.88 14,349.75 



Total Grants & Gifts 

from County $ 23,079.10 $ 18,421.23 



283.66 


$ .00 


80,062.61 


228,323.58 


117,149.10 


105,985.00 


98,069.13 


143,191.57 


2,650.00 


.00 


11,578.51 


12,253.07 


.00 


.00 



Total Grants & Gifts from 

Federal Government $ 309,793.01 $ 489,753.22 



STATE: 

Reimbursement — Construction, 
Furnishing & Equipping 
New Schools $ 318,262.44 $ 318,262.51 



230 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Chapter 90 — Highway Funds 


37,389.86 


28,699.49 


Aid to Industrial Schools 


2,309.00 


15,040.00 


Abatement Real Estate Taxes 






Paraplegic Veterans 


7,291.19 


.00 


Tuition and Transportation — 






State Wards 


16,308.51 


11,608.65 


School Aid to Transportation 


229,596.00 


458,508.92 


School Cafeteria — Reimbursement 






from State 


118,659.37 


106,794.10 


Aid to Public Libraries 


3,782.50 


11,787.00 


Police Dept. — Reimb. Highway 






Safety 


2,912.00 


.00 


Division, Water Pollution 


162.00 


.00 


Highway Fund CN 81 


.00 


189,105.96 


Conservation — Reimb. Trubey 






Land 


7,845.00 


.00 


Lottery Distribution 


.00 


118,498.10 


Veterans' Benefits 


21,996.19 


35,899.28 



Total Grants & Gifts 

from State $ 766,514.06 $ 1,294,204.01 



1,369.40 $ 


2,015.16 


1,556.00 


.00 


771.19 


1,003.45 


105.00 


117.00 


286.00 


.00 


.00 


1,483.60 


5,957.76 


3,950.28 


528.00 


745.00 


.00 


344.40 



DEPARTMENTAL RECEIPTS: 

Selectmen $ 

Treasurer and Collector 
Town Clerk 
Assessors 
Registrars 
Public Buildings 
Highway 
Dog Officer 
Park Department 
Veterans' Benefits — 
Insurance Reimbursement 3,275.50 .00 

SCHOOL: 

Lunch — Cafeteria Cash 

from Sales 300,507.82 324,728.31 

Tuition, Rents and Miscellaneous 

Receipts 20,317.42 15,135.62 

Athletic Program 9,573.42 12,725.65 

LIBRARY: 

Fines 5,760.05 5,315.19 

CEMETERY: 

Sale of Lots and Graves 3,445.00 3,655.00 

Internments, Labor, Materials & 

Use of Equipment 8,636.96 8,066.82 

Reimbursement to Town for Care 

of Lots and Graves 5,000.00 5,000.00 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 231 



Miscellaneous 2.00 .00 



MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS: 

Refunds Received — 

Sundry Accounts $ 

Demands — Tax Delinquents 
Police & Fire Reimbursement 

Insurance 
Group Insurance — 

Reimbursement 
Tornado Damage Insurance 
Crystal Lake Reimbursement 
Emergency Employment Act (Adm) 



Total Departmental 

Receipts $ 367,091.52 $ 384,285.48 



REVENUE INVESTMENT $ 1,100,000.00 $ 141,507.97 

MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS: 

TEMPORARY LOANS: 

Anticipation of Revenue from 
Taxes 5,000,000.00 6,000,000.00 

INTEREST: 

Taxes 9,971.15 11,935.67 

Deposits 36,815.71 38,356.89 



Total from Loans 

and Interest $ 6,146,786.86 $ 6,191,800.53 



31,558.64 i 
4,207.74 


P 54,726.56 
4,169.71 


.00 


5,104.14 


.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 


4,857.00 

1,200.00 

10,560.91 

8,314.16 



Total Miscellaneous 

Receipts $ 35,766.38 $ 88,932.48 



.REVENUE SHARING $ 146,294.00 

DEDUCTIONS AND AGENCY ACCOUNTS 

WITHHELD FROM EMPLOYEES 

Federal Taxes $ 1,000,280.69 $ 1,290,721.31 

State Taxes 224,907.64 313,554.94 

County Retirement 112,846.89 124,280.24 

Blue Cross - Blue Shield P.I.C. 114,266.78 138,867.10 

Group Life Insurance 6,671.75 6,056.13 

Teachers' Retirement 236,101.00 265,750.22 

Tax Sheltered Annuity 56,992.39 67,061.05 

Washington National Insurance 15,266.19 14,574.74 

Teachers' Association Dues 18,926.70 24,687.17 

School Custodian Dues 1,896.00 2,344.00 

Highway Department Dues 2,032.00 2,242.00 

Firefighters Dues 1,491.00 1,614.00 

Savings Bonds 7,275.01 10,378.12 



232 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Police Department Dues 

Fire Department — Credit Union 

Perpetual Care Funds Invested 

Outlay Surplus 

Cemetery Perpetual Care Bequests 

Dog Licenses for County 

State's Share — Sunday 
Entertainment Licenses 

Cash in Lieu of Bonds 

Bams Cemetery Fund 

Conservation Fund 

Douglas Cemetery Fund 

Registration Fee for State 

Library Trust Funds 

Barris Vamey Playground Fund 



40.50 


1,111.50 


12,949.00 


33,910.00 


12,539.58 




8,983.93 




6,975.00 


8,250.00 


7,304.45 


7,565.90 


800.00 


700.00 


41,121.50 


1,570.00 


1,000.00 


1,346.00 


4,472.82 


450.00 


2,588.90 


2,616.91 


139.00 


252.00 


1,212.77 


644.35 


.00 


250.00 



Total Deductions & 

Agency Accounts $ 1,899,081.49 $ 2,320,797.68 



Total Receipts $20,257,416.42 $22,870,332.49 

Cash on Hand — Jan. 1st 1,695,222.20 1,221,167.75 



Total Receipts and Cash on 

Hand as of Jan. 1st $21,952,638.62 $24,091,500.24 



NON-REVENUE ACCOUNT 
Loans in Anticipation 

of Bond Issue $ 900,000.00 

Refund from Architect 47,215.00 

1972 High School Bond Issue 8,500,000.00 



Total Receipts $ 9,447,215.00 

Cash on Hand — Jan. 1st 88,222.95 



Total Receipts and Cash on 

Hand as of Jan. 1st $9,535,437.95 



DISBURSEMENTS 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT: 

Moderator $ 150.00 $ 150.00 

Selectmen 19,351.77 30,671.47 

Accounting 23,136.02 25,535.90 

Treasurer and Collector 49,964.00 58,525.09 

Assessors 38,310.11 44,671.20 

Town Clerk 17,412.83 16,478.50 

Public Buildings 14,926.71 17,336.15 

Law 9,316.45 20,635.73 

Elections 8,257.95 18,194.41 

Registrars 6,534.59 8,262.89 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 233 



Finance Committee 
Planning Board 
Board of Appeals 
Personnel Board 
Development & Industrial 

Commission 
Town Forest Committee 
Conservation Commission 
Historical Commission 
Constable 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 
Council for Aging 
Bus Subsidy 
Purchase Land — Town Dump 



170.00 


74.00 


9,975.17 


10,674.13 


1,490.26 


2,179.84 


196.85 


288.21 


318.34 


104.70 


.00 


211.85 


4,389.71 


2,254.28 


205.89 


284.16 


88.00 


192.00 


12.40 


82.00 


1,135.86 


1,091.28 


9,999.92 


19,999.92 


.00 


12,372.00 



Total General Government 


$ 


225,342.83 


$ 


290,269.71 


PUBLIC SAFETY: 










Police Department 










Salaries 


$ 


465,282.47 


$ 


538,702.54 


Expenses and Outlays 




42,442.74 




41,338.99 


Purchase Cruisers (5) 




10,633.00 




9,584.00 


Total Police Department 


$ 


518,358.21 


$ 


589,625.53 


FIRE DEPARTMENT: 










Salaries 


$ 


504,646.84 


$ 


556,273.48 


Expenses and Outlays 




24,519.00 




25,851.69 


Construction West Station 




33,148.65 




1,653.75 


Purchase — Pumper 




.00 




47,200.00 


Purchase — Truck Motor 




.00 




5,873.00 


Purchase — Pick Up Truck 




.00 




3,988.00 


Total Fire Department 


$ 


562,314.49 


$ 


640,839.92 


MISCELLANEOUS PROTECTION: 










Hydrant Service 


$ 


48,140.00 


$ 


48,380.00 


Tree Warden 




15,412.78 




13,083.80 


Building Inspector 




5,113.70 




4,724.38 


Wiring Inspector 




3,282.28 




2,796.00 


Gas Inspector 




1,525.02 




1,408.00 


Dog Officer 




4,924.52 




5,195.00 


Animal Inspector 




750.00 




850.00 


Sealer of Weights & Measures 




1,000.00 




1,049.03 


Civilian Defense 




1,792.72 




3,561.03 


Total Miscellaneous 










Protection 


$ 


81,941.02 


$ 


81,047.24 



PUBLIC HEALTH: 

Salaries and Expense $ 25,969.97 $ 27,686.50 



234 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Landfill 




14,090.25 




50,829.65 


Collection of Garbage 




46,800.00 




.00 


Total Health Department 


$ 


86,860.22 


$ 


78,516.15 


SEWER COMMISSION: 










Expense 


$ 


530.88 


$ 


448.62 


Engineering Service 




135.00 




.00 


Planning Grant (Fed & State) 




4,624.00 




70,535.00 


Total Sewer Commission 


$ 


5,289.88 


$ 


70,983.62 


HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: 










Salaries 


$ 


189,901.35 


$ 


218,126.62 


Gasoline 




9,491.63 




9,989.87 


Fuel, Light and Water 




3,800.00 




4,000.00 


Telephone and Office Supplies 




999.59 




1,681.61 


Street Signs 




1,976.15 




2,563.10 


Miscellaneous Expense 




1,131.77 




1,305.89 


Materials 




39,829.37 




39,747.96 


Miscellaneous Equipment 




1,361.73 




1,285.39 


Machinery Hire and 










Depreciation 




557.50 




147.00 


Waste Collection 




175,368.02 




234,792.47 


Machinery Repairs 




16,965.29 




16,980.37 


Snow and Ice 




195,593.93 




217,382.21 


Construction 




21,286.20 




19,792.89 


Chapter 90 — Maintenance and 










Construction 




34,741.94 




61,856.90 


Sidewalks 




4,823.48 




6,370.00 


Reconstruction — 










Various Streets 




452.89 




.00 


Equipment Purchases 




58,607.60 




82,284.00 


Maintenance of Garage 










and Radio 




564.82 




820.53 


Outlays — Radio 




.00 




1,627.30 


Addition to Garage 




10,047.03 




.00 


Clean-Up Program 




5,071.21 




4,608.10 


Engineer Fees 




4,465.00 




4,325.00 


Total Highway Department 


$ 


777,036.50 


$ 


929,687.21 


STREET LIGHTING: 


$ 


40,237.50 


$ 


39,071.51 


VETERANS' BENEFITS: 










Salaries and Expense 


$ 


2,990.74 


$ 


3,368.36 


Cash and Material Grants 




66,528.28 




51,346.80 


Total Veterans' Benefits 


$ 


69,519.02 


$ 


54,715.16 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 235 



SCHOOLS: 

School Committee $ 12,068.97 

Supt. Office 175,201.68 

Coordinators 165,920.02 

Principals 403,199.75 

Teachers 4,889,692.92 

Textbooks 133,084.80 

Library 109,748.61 

Audio Visuals 127,111.21 

Guidance 239,051.99 

Psychological Service 6,000.00 

School Attendance 11,897.12 

Health Service 56,775.57 

Transportation 745,616.90 

Food Service 26,060.92 

Athletic Program 55,798.30 

Student Activities 22,318.09 

Driver Education 1,050.50 

Health Education 57,501.37 

Custodial 371,617.68 

Utilities 248,280.24 

Maintenance of Grounds 4,588.09 

Maintenance of Buildings 121,954.55 

Maintenance of Equipment 49,720.41 

Adult Education 10,334.01 

Civic Activities 9,753.55 

Programs with Other Schools 5,134.35 

Work Study Program 12,201.47 

High School Evaluation 2,357.23 

Total School Department $ 6,984,330.80 $ 8,074,040.30 



SCHOOL REVOLVING FUNDS: 

Cafeteria $ 415,281.19 $ 440,246.60 

, Athletic 774.00 13,651.87 

Public Law 89-10 III 132,068.73 135,610.02 

Public Law 874 90,784.59 .00 

M.E.C. Fund 59,691.20 144,396.67 
Title II & VI and 

BardenFund 19,011.38 9,448.40 



Total Revolving Funds $ 717,611.09 $ 743,353.56 



SCHOOL BUILDING 
COMMITTEE $ 2,022.68 $ 487.97 

REGIONAL VOCATIONAL 
SCHOOL $ 204,073.00 $ 324,838.00 

LIBRARIES: 

Salaries $ 72,429.07 $ 82,605.30 



236 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Repairs and Maintenance 




1,025.87 




930.53 


Fuel, Light and Water 




3,631.95 




4,118.22 


Books and Periodicals 




24,412.73 




25,043.34 


Other Expense 




4,673.70 




5,453.63 


Outlays 




1,600.00 




1,617.45 


Trust Expenditure 




1,212.77 




644.35 


Total Libraries 


$ 


108,986.09 


$ 


120,412.82 


RECREATION: 










Parks 


$ 


14,342.67 


$ 


13,805.71 


Vamey Playground 




4,301.30 




4,529.90 


Edwards Beach 




319.34 




423.77 


Recreation Commission 




44,443.15 




53,530.33 


Total Recreation 


$ 


63,406.46 


$ 


72,289.71 


INSURANCE: 










Property and Liability 


$ 


96,941.99 


$ 


98,580.41 


Group Insurance 




112,699.88 




141,718.51 


Total Insurance 


$ 


209,641.87 


$ 


240,298.92 


UNCLASSIFIED: 










Memorial Day 


$ 


1,244.45 


$ 


1,381.56 


Town Clock 




266.38 




224.53 


Ambulance Service 




6,000.00 




5,916.65 


Town and Finance Reports 




6,517.14 




6,011.06 


Unpaid Bills — Previous Years 




1,202.12 




3,009.38 


Regional Drug Program 




18,000.00 




18,000.00 


Celebrations Committee 




499.05 




3,682.96 


Crystal Lake Appraisals 




1,500.00 






Tax Appraisal 




62,749.56 




31,912.86 


Housing Authority 




503.76 




65.75 


Environmental Committee 




.80 




.00 


Mental Health Program 








4,551.15 


Revolutionary War Bi-Cent. 










Committee 








209.15 


Liquid Waste Disposal 








88.00 


Tornado Emergency Fund 








49,508.87 


Charter Commission 








842.72 


Land Appraisal 








300.00 


Total Unclassified 


$ 


98,483.26 


$ 


125,704.64 


CEMETERIES: 










Salaries 


$ 


26,829.65 


$ 


28,211.42 


Internments 




3,792.79 




4,000.00 


Labor for Lot Owners 




587.34 




700.00 


Repairs, Expense and Outlays 




6,711.41 




10,352.22 


Beautification 




5,000.00 




5,000.00 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 237 



Hot-Top Roads 




2,577.63 




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Restore Forefathers Cemetery 








968.88 


Total Cemetery Departmen 


t $ 


45,498.82 


$ 


49,232.52 


NON-REVENUE ACCOUNTS: 






State and County Share — 










Fees Licenses 


$ 


8,338.15 


$ 


12,856.15 


Payroll Deductions 




1,959,088.06 




2,303,710.46 


Retirement — Pension Expense 




149,092.10 




164,179.24 


State and County Assessments 




241,026.26 




275,882.07 


Cemetery Care Bequests and 










Interest 




15,755.83 




21,481.43 


Tax Levy Refunds 




81,679.77 




63,859.46 


Performance Bonds 




41,686.50 




9,287.50 


Miscellaneous Refunds 




120.97 




9,320.24 


Trust Funds Invested 




73,102.08 




42,972.82 


Tornado Damage to Contractor 




.00 




1,200.00 


Retroactive School 










Payroll 1971 








75,648.32 


From Misc. Trust Accounts 








857.55 


From N.E. Law Enforcement 










Council 








1,105.60 


Total Non-Revenue 








Accounts 


$ 


2,569,979.72 


$ 


2,982,360.84 


REVENUE SHARING 










INVESTMENT 


$ 


.00 


$ 


146,294.00 


REVENUE CASH INVESTMENT 


$ 
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1,100,000.00 


$ 


.00 


Total Investment 


1,100,000.00 


146,294.00 


INTEREST AND MATURING DEB 








Interest — Anticipation of 










Revenue 


$ 


62,847.80 


$ 


93,599.41 


Interest — Bonded Debt 


$ 


333,855.00 


$ 


309,107.50 


Total Interest 


396,702.80 


402,706.91 


ANTICIPATION OF 










REVENUE LOANS 


$ 


5,000,000.00 


$ 


6,000,000.00 


MATURING DEBT 


$ 


635,000.00 
5,635,000.00 




620,000.00 


Total Debt 


$ 


6,620,000.00 


TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 


>0,708,834.17 


$22,676,776.24 


CASH BALANCE, DEC. 31st 


$5 


1,243,804.45 


$5 


1,349,100.92 


TOTAL 


'1,952,638.62 


24,025,877.16 



238 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



NON-REVENUE ACCOUNT: 










Non-Revenue Cash Investment 


$ 


.00 


$ 


7,688,196.25 


School Construction 




206,197.91 




1,188,858.70 


TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 


$ 


206,197.91 


$ 


8,877,054.95 


CASH BALANCE, DEC. 31st 




88,222.95 


$ 


658,383.00 


TOTAL 


$ 


294,420.86 


9,535,437.95 



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244 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

INDEX 

Appeals, Board of 178 

Assessors, Board of 175 

Building Inspector 185 

Capital Planning and Budgeting Study Committee 218 

Celebration Committee 200 

Cemetery Commission 181 

Charter Commission 220 

Civil Defense Commission 216 

Community Action Advisory Committee 205 

Conservation Commission 188 

Council on Aging 190 

Crystal Lake Restoration Committee 198 

Data Processing Committee 219 

Dog Leash Law Study Committee 187 

Dog Officer 187 

Drug Abuse Committee 209 

Drug Abuse, Task Force on 214 

Emergency Employment Act 209 

Environmental Advisory Council 211 

Fire Department 166 

Fire Station Building Committee 169 

Fire Station Site Committee for East Chelmsford 169 

Gas Inspector 226 

Health, Board of 172 

Highway Department 170 

Historical Commission 191 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 192 

Housing Authority 193 

Industrial Development Commission 206 

Inspector of Animals 186 

Insurance Sinking Fund Commission 208 

Library Department 179 

Librarians' Report 179 

Treasurer's Report of Trust Funds 181 

Liquid Waste Study Committee 222 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 245 

Northern Middlesex Area Commission 223 

Park Commission 183 

Planning Board 201 

Police Department 162 

Purchasing Agent 210 

Recreation Commission 184 

Registrars, Board of 203 

Revolutionary War Bicentennial Celebrations Commission 199 

School Department 131 

School Committee Report 131 

School Building Committee 212 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School District Committee .... 153 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 194 

Selectmen, Board of 14 

Sewer Commission 195 

Town Accountant 228 

Balance Sheet, December 31, 1972 239 

Town Clerk 18 

Jurors Drawn 1972 18 

Jury List 1971 19 

Jury List 1972 20 

Licenses and Vital Statistics 

(Births, marriages, deaths, etc.) 18 

Warrant for Annual Town Meeting — Mar. 6 and Mar. 13, 1972 . 23 

Warrant for Presidential Primary — April 25, 1972 91 

Warrant for State Primary — Sept. 19, 1972 109 

Warrant for State Election — Nov. 7, 1972 116 

Adjourned Annual Town Meetings — March 21, 1972 46 

March 27, 1972 60 

April 3, 1972 66 

April 10, 1972 70 

April 18, 1972 80 

Special Town Meetings — March 27, 1972 60 

April 18, 1972 80 

June 19, 1972 104 

August 7, 1972 107 

Subsidiary Jury List 22 

Town Forest Committee 196 

Town Officials 3 

Treasurer & Tax Collector 227 

Tree Department 204 



246 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

Veterans' Emergency Fund Treasurer's Report 196 

Veterans' Services 178 

Wiring Inspector 186 

Youth Center 197 

Youth Center Coordinator 210 







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WARREN ISLEIB 

Second Honorable Mention 
CHELMSFORD HIGH SCHOOL 



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Commercial Art Student 

at 

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TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL